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    This story intrigued me since I grew up in Northeast Florida. Good fodder for the never-ending rumor mills regarding Walt's plans for Disney World in Florida. For those not familiar with the area, the headline refers to Duval County, where Jacksonville is located.
    From Jacksonville.com:
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    Last modified Tue., April 24, 2007 - 12:29 AM
    Originally created Tuesday, April 24, 2007

    Was Duval a crossroads for Disney?

    By KAREN BRUNE MATHIS, The Times-Union

    Walt Disney's future might have turned south in downtown Jacksonville.

    Whether folklore, true story or a bit of both, the tale was told last week to more than 700 shopping center executives from across the country who met in Ponte Vedra.

    Jerry Ray, senior vice president of communications and raconteur for The St. Joe Co., wove the narrative and added more on Monday. Here goes.
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    Full story here: http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-onlin..._9411719.shtml

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    Very interesting story.
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    speculation or truth?
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    I am so glad they stuck with orlando.

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    i wonder if its true.... i wonder if disney would wait that long to meet with him.. i wouldnt have..LOL
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    Makes for a good story, but we'll never know how accurate it is. Interesting just the same.
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