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The 1940s Mermaid Show That's Still Pulling Crowds

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Published on Mar 26, 2018

In Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Florida, there's a mermaid show -- and there has been for 70 years. It's one of the United States' oldest roadside attractions, and it still does three shows a day. At least, provided the local wildlife doesn't get in the way.

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park: https://weekiwachee.com/
Their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/weekiwac...

Articles on the mermaid auditions:
https://www.teenvogue.com/story/weeki...
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel...
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...
https://www.cosmopolitan.com/career/a...

New York Times article from 2003, before the state of Florida took over the park: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/12/us/...

A more recent and positive article from 2013: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2...

Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin)

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