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Flashback Friday: History of the Florida Turnpike – Central Florida (Part 2 of 3)

Part I covering southeast Florida is here   When the Turnpike was originally proposed in he late 1940’s the road was supposed to travel thirty five miles east of Orlando. Thomas B. Manual, a Broward County Commissioner and chair of the Turnpike Commission sought to link southeast Florida with the First Coast destinations of Jacksonville […]