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  1. We’re waiting for another 6 inches to drop tonight Di Cleverly!
    But actually this photo was taken in north Florida at the ranch… It actually does get wintery there too.

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  2. The name of that pond sounds like it was the result of digging a borrow pit for road base when they were putting in I-10, then filled with water from the creek so you can irrigate the cropland and pasture and stock it with fish. Not that that has ever happened in Florida.

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  3. They were indeed built and dug by my grandfather Sterling D. Ingram for their cattle ranch… Or perhaps dammed up two low lying areas.
    You know a thing or two about water Bill Abrams. 🙂
    2 large ponds and one Creek on 600 acres.

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  4. Looks like it was a combination of digging and diversion. Not as easy to dig when the water is all around you. Ask if it was done either around the early 70’s when I-10 was coming through that area. Or, if it was before the 50’s, It might have been connected with U.S. 90. It’s a way of getting the feds to pay for the dirt and dig it out too.

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  5. The property has been in the family for over a hundred years… One house, built in 1977, sits on the old MacDonald homestead and the other home that was built for S.D., by his son, was built in 1962. I have an article from the local electric company that had their home featured boasting about the “All electric” home! 🙂 the ponds were put in late 50’s by our best guesstimate. Bill Abrams

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