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The 7 Wonders of Florida

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Did you ever wonder about the Seven Wonders of the World? Did you ever wonder who picked them, or perhaps why there were only seven? If asked, could you actually name them? I didn't have the answers, so I did a little research and this is what I found.

While the original list of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was compiled around the second century BC, the final list was compiled in the Middle Ages. And, although most of us think of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as a single list, there were actually a number of lists compiled by different Greek writers — each had their own viewpoint with many agreeing on six of the seven. The most agreed upon and recognizable would be The Great Pyramid.

What about the Seven Wonders of the Modern World? There are many of these lists too. The most interesting might be the one compiled of all the engineering and architectural wonders of the 20th Century — the Empire State Building in New York, the Panama Canal and the Golden Gate Bridge in California among them.

While all this is interesting, what about Florida? If someone were to name the Seven Wonders of Florida, what would they be? Although it was difficult to narrow it down to just seven, what follows are my picks for the Seven Wonders of Florida.

Editor's Update: On July 7, 2007, the New 7 Wonders of the World was released as a result of a global election.
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