The Secrets of Jacksonville You Should Know About

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Jacksonville has incredible stories and most of them are still largely unknown.




Charles Ponzi's 1911 mug shot. Image courtesy of http://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-places/In-Ponzi-We-Trust.html

Notorious con artist and Jacksonville resident, Charles Ponzi, opened the Charpon ("CHAR"-les "PON"-zi) Land Syndicate in 1925 to sell residential lots for the affordable cost of $10 each. Unknown to buyers, much of the land was underwater.

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