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Panther John Gomez & the Legend of Gasparilla

Last weekend in Tampa, FL was the annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival.   The festival has been a yearly event for the better part of a century. It celebrates the life and times of the “Last Buccaneer,” the pirate Jose Gaspar, also known as Gasparilla, … Continue reading

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“Gasparilla Pirate Fest” and the Fictitious Pirate, Jose Gaspar

Today, Tampa, Florida will be “invaded” by pirates. Every year about this time, Tampa celebrates the Gasparilla Pirate Fest notionally in honor of Jose Gaspar, reputed to be the “Last Buccaneer.” It is described as “a swashbuckling good time” involving … Continue reading

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