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What If Jacksonville Suddenly Woke Up?, Photo by Lance Asper

What If Jacksonville Suddenly Woke Up?

Some say Jacksonville is a diamond that wants to remain coal. What would it be like if Jacksonville were a city that didn’t hate itself… led by people who acknowledged its achievements? Here are a few things that possibly would have happened in New York, Rome, London Paris, Seattle, or San Francisco if the leaders that made them into Great Cities had been given our city and history. The Southern Music Hall of Fame would be open and full to capacity somewhere in downtown. , and The Allman Brothers would have exhibits there and all the music aficionados would know …

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Flight On Wheels Kona skate park, nestled in the heart of Arlington, is nothing short of legendary in the world of professional skateboarding and a park that stands as an indelible symbol of the Greater Arlington Community. Ahead of its time when gates opened in the summer of 1977, Kona gave the sport of skateboarding, which was still in its infancy and relegated nationally as a niche West Coast fad, the opportunity to flourish amongst East Coast thrill seekers. Establishing itself in the Arlington community was a challenge during the early years, the highlight of which was the park’s hosting …

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