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Landmark of Florida citrus industry restored

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One of Florida’s most iconic landmarks has been restored. The giant orange has weathered many of the ups and downs of the state’s citrus industry. The orange came to Lake County in 1971 when the industry was booming and more than 130,000 acres were dedicated to citrus farming. Many roadside citrus stands at the time had a piece of architecture that made each one unique. But as the industry struggled over the years, plagued by canker, greening and freezes, the…

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