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Santa's Workshop of the South: Fort Ogden/Arcadia, Florida

Many years ago, I passed by this place every time I drove thru the area. I'm glad I got a picture because it isn't there anymore. This was originally an old general store which turned into a toy store out on Route 17. The building was over a 100 years old and at one time a general store, back when Fort Ogden was the county seat, before Arcadia sprang up to the north.

Christopher William and his wife Dolores ran the store for many years. Christopher handmade all of his wooden toys that he sold. It was old here as seen after Hurricane Charley. It was then taken down when they widened Route 17.

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