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UNPUBLISHED ARTICLES FOR SALE

Articles written just because I was interested in the subject..........

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All articles, published or unpublished, are protected under the copyright laws of 1976, which, simply stated says that the moment soething is put down in writing, it's automatically copyrighted. 

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR ELEVATOR CRASHES

The article dispels the fears of some people who are afraid of riding in elevators.

1,615 words - $75

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ST. PETERSBURG HAS ITS OWN SPECIAL KIND OF MUSEUM

Describes what one might find in a tour of the St. Petersburg [Florida] History Museum.

2,127 words - $125

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Citrus Grower Commissioned Iwo Jima Memorial

A heartwarming story of a U.S. Navy veteran, and a model patriot.  Bob Pipping commissioned the famous sculptor, Felix DeWeldon to design another smaller version of his Iwo Jima Memorial.  Pipping, who made his fortune in the citrus industry had the memorial erected on the edge of his citrus grove, facing the busy Rt. I-4 near Lakeland, Florida.

1,005 words Price, $150

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Tony Jannus and the World's First Commercial Airline

Tony Jannus was the first pilot to establish a commercial airline.  Granted, it could only handle one or two passengers at a time, but he did fly passengers on a regular schedule between St. Petersburg, Florida and Tampa, Florida.

He flew a Benoist airboat.

2,191 words Price, $150

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My Friend Lenny

The story of Leonardo da Vinci, as the inventor of machines and weapons we take for granted.  While some of his inventions may not have worked, the same principles have been applied over the centuries.  Some include the first parachute, diving suit, automobile, tank, life preserver vests, eyeglasses, a man-powered helicopter, and a man-powered airplane.  After studying him closely, todays inventors would feel a kinsmanship with My Friend Lenny.

3,206 words Price, $175

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REMEMBERING McKAY AUDITORIUM

The orginal McKay Auditorium was once a part of the grand Tampa Bay Hotel, owned by Henry Plant. The hotel is now the University of Tampa, and the building has been converted into a school for accounting. Many great performance appeared at the McKay Auditorium.  Some fond memories are recalled.

1,724 words Price, $75

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Sir Thomas Sutcliffe Mort: Another Sydneysider With Vision

A statue of Sir Thomas Mort stands at a park in Sydney, Australia, looking dignified, and important enough to honor in such a way.  But citizens pass by him every day, most of them unaware of his contributions to the success of modern day Sydney. He was the first to offer the privilege of sheep owners a fair way of selling their wool by auctioneering, rather than take what the exploiters offered.  He introduced the railroad, fresh milk from outside the city, grape and wine producing, silkworms for silk, and finally the first shipboard refrigerated cargo.

4,527 words Price, $200

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Original Florida Citrus

Citrus is not native to the United States.  The article traces the sources of citrus, and how it arrived here.  It also covers how it found its way around the countryside, and the many varieties of citrus.

1,283 words -  Price, $75

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THE WORLD PEACE BELL OF NEWPORT, KENTUCKY

The World Peace Bell was a dream fulfilled by two successful businessmen in Newport, Kentucky.  It is the largest ringing, swinging bell in the world.  The innovators wanted to bring attention to their city, and at the same time make a

statement of peace to all mankind.  This is that story.

3,060 words Price, $175

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