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August 21, 2017

Who said that?

Florida's quote of the day

| 2/29/2012

"I'm kind of glad it's gone. Property value just went up."

-- Ernest Thomas

A 10-minute warning siren sounded. Then, three explosions.

Now only a thick cloud of dust and debris remains where the three smokestacks of the P.L Bartow Steam Power Plant power plant once stood.

The 10 a.m. demolition at the P.L. Bartow Steam Power Plant on Weedon Island took down each of the 300-foot tall stacks as planned.

The smokestacks have been a local landmark for more than 50 years. It took than 10 seconds for them to come down.

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.

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