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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mesmerizing mermaids at Weeki Wachee

Published 5/26/09 - Examiner.com
The Seminole Indians named the spring "Weeki Wachee," which means "little spring" or "winding river." More than 117 million gallons of clear, fresh 72-degree water bubble up from the springs each day. The mermaids swim 16 to 20 feet below the surface, where the strong current runs five miles per hour.

Weeki Wachee reached the pinnacle of popularity in the 1960s. ABC purchased the park in 1959 and built the current theater, which seats 500 and is built into the side of the spring 16 feet below the surface

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