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Old 02-27-2015, 10:20 AM
 
Location: FL
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I didn't know the history of Gibsonton until I stumbled upon this website which had some very interesting information.

Passing it along for those interested....I hope I didn't offend any residents with my thread title!

Welcome to Gibtown, the last 'freakshow' town in America | US news | The Guardian
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:44 AM
 
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That is a great article, and my husband and I feel exactly the same way. Political correctness how ruined things for those people, who had a much better life when they could be part of those shows.

I grew up in Tampa and do remember when Gibsonton had many of the former "freaks" living there as well as all the carnival stuff. Kind of a shame now, it's all gone.
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Old 02-27-2015, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Thought I've been posting since day one here on CDF about Gibsonton's rep. But OP, be forewarned - Gibsontonians on this message board don't like it when you drop Carney-jokes on them, so tread lightly.......
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