Ocala, Florida

What is Ocala, Florida known for?


collection quot

property was the center of his racing operation. He sold the property (reduced to 1,830 acres) in February 2005 for $12,750,000 Hobeau Farm to remain intact, ''Ocala Star-Banner, February 4, 2005


energy complex

. It was formerly run by CSX as their Ocala Subdivision. The railroad also operates lines connecting to CSX in Newberry, Florida running north to High Springs, Florida, and south to the Crystal River Energy Complex in Red Level, Florida, just north of Crystal River, Florida. Long coal trains are still pulled by CSX locomotives on this branch while local traffic still uses the Pinsly Red with Yellow locomotives. On August 28, 2007, Jones


wrestling school

; known professionally as '''Dory Funk, Jr.''' (born February 3, 1941) is a professional wrestler and wrestling trainer. He is the son of Dory Funk Sr. and brother of Terry Funk. He is credited with the invention of the Texas cloverleaf (Professional_wrestling_holds#Cloverleaf) submission hold and runs the Funking Conservatory, a professional wrestling school (List of professional wrestling terms#S). His students and friends participate in a wrestling show, local to Ocala

. at the Funkin' Conservatory professional wrestling school (Glossary of professional wrestling terms#School). in Ocala


military+stint

, he directed short training films while in the Air Force (United States Air Force). After his military stint, he moved to New York and studied at the Actor's Studio and Neighborhood Playhouse. DATE OF BIRTH September 26, 1927 PLACE OF BIRTH Ocala, Florida USA DATE OF DEATH September 9, 1994 '''Wild Waters''' is a water park in Ocala (Ocala, Florida), Florida. It is the sister park of Silver Springs Nature Theme Park Silver Springs Theme Park


nature theme

in the world and Silver Springs Nature Theme Park, one of the earliest tourist attractions in Florida. The long Ocklawaha River flows north from Central Florida until it joins the St. Johns River near Palatka, Florida. Marion County is also home to the Ocala National Forest which was established in 1908 and is now the second largest national forest in the state. The Florida Trail, also known as the Florida National Scenic Trail, cuts

, he directed short training films while in the Air Force (United States Air Force). After his military stint, he moved to New York and studied at the Actor's Studio and Neighborhood Playhouse. DATE OF BIRTH September 26, 1927 PLACE OF BIRTH Ocala, Florida USA DATE OF DEATH September 9, 1994 '''Wild Waters''' is a water park in Ocala (Ocala, Florida), Florida. It is the sister park of Silver Springs Nature Theme Park Silver Springs Theme Park


creative talent

Cultural Alliance. The First Friday Art Walk occurs each month from September through May from 6pm - 9pm in historic, downtown Ocala. The walk includes numerous indoor, restaurants, businesses, and open air spaces hosting visual and performing artists. The art walk is the ultimate opportunity to support Ocala’s pool of creative talent while enjoying the ambiance of a historic downtown anchored by outstanding restaurants and boutique shops. West Port High


silver

, held its national convention in Ocala. At the convention, the Alliance adopted a platform that would become known as the "Ocala Demands". This platform included abolition of national banks, promoting low-interest government loans, free and unlimited coinage of silver, reclamation of excess railroad lands by the government, a graduated income tax, and direct election of United States senators. Most of the "Ocala Demands" were to become part of the People's Party (United

by the Florida Outlaws, as well as endurance rides, barrel races, "extreme" cowboy events, jumper shows, trick shows, parades, draft pulls, rodeo events, and more. Tourism The nearby community of Silver Springs (Silver Springs, Florida) developed around the Silver Springs (Silver Springs (attraction)), a group of artesian springs on the Silver River (Silver River (Florida)). In the 19th century, this site became Florida's first tourist destination. Today well known for glass

bottom boat tours of the area, Silver Springs is owned by the state of Florida and incorporated into Silver Springs State Park in 2013.


hosting visual

Cultural Alliance. The First Friday Art Walk occurs each month from September through May from 6pm - 9pm in historic, downtown Ocala. The walk includes numerous indoor, restaurants, businesses, and open air spaces hosting visual and performing artists. The art walk is the ultimate opportunity to support Ocala’s pool of creative talent while enjoying the ambiance of a historic downtown anchored by outstanding restaurants and boutique shops. West Port High


nearby silver

United States Census Bureau accessdate 2011-04-23 date 2011-02-12 title US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990 According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , all land. The surrounding farms are famous for their thoroughbred horses, in terrain similar to Kentucky bluegrass. Ocala is also known for nearby Silver Springs, Florida, site of one of the largest artesian (Artesian aquifer) spring formations


related support

The Horse Capital of the World publisher Ocalacc.com accessdate January 11, 2013 Ocala is one of only five cities (four in the USA and one in France) permitted under Chamber of Commerce guidelines to use this title, based on annual revenue produced by the horse industry. 44,000 jobs are created by the breeding, training and related support of the local equine industry, which generates over $2.2 billion in annual revenue. "Postime Farms" and Ocala serve as host to one of the largest horse shows in the country: H.I.T.S or "Horses in the Sun." It is a Dressage Jumper event lasting about two months; it generates some 6 to 7 million dollars to the local Marion County economy each year. The show features classes with more than 100 different breeds, including the Tennessee Walker, Paso Fino, Morgan horse, SaddleBred, Drafthorse, and the American Quarter Horse. Other equine events in the area include cowboy mounted shooting by the Florida Outlaws, as well as endurance rides, barrel races, "extreme" cowboy events, jumper shows, trick shows, parades, draft pulls, rodeo events, and more. Tourism The nearby community of Silver Springs (Silver Springs, Florida) developed around the Silver Springs (Silver Springs (attraction)), a group of artesian springs on the Silver River (Silver River (Florida)). In the 19th century, this site became Florida's first tourist destination. Today well known for glass bottom boat tours of the area, Silver Springs is owned by the state of Florida and incorporated into Silver Springs State Park in 2013. property was the center of his racing operation. He sold the property (reduced to 1,830 acres) in February 2005 for $12,750,000 Hobeau Farm to remain intact, ''Ocala Star-Banner, February 4, 2005

Ocala, Florida

'''Ocala''' ( ) is a city in Marion County (Marion County, Florida), Florida, United States. As of the 2013 census, its population, estimated by the United States Census Bureau, was 57,468, making it the 45th most populated city in Florida.

It is the county seat of Marion County

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