Florida Buys 74,000 Acres for Preservation

Florida Buys 74,000 Acres for Preservation

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Seventy-four thousand acres of wilderness (115 sq miles, 297 sq KM) that is inhabited by bears and panthers was purchased Monday by representatives of Florida in the state’s biggest-ever purchase of land for environmental preservation. "This is just an awesome day," State Lands Director Eva Armstrong said through tears after the deed was handed over for the sum of $350 million. (AP via MSNBC)

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