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Joseph M. O’Farrell, Sr., acquired a passion for thoroughbred horses in Maryland in 1936 when he bought his first broodmare. He came to Ocala in 1956 at the age of 49 to look at a breeding farm that was for sale and joined the syndicate that bought the farm. As part owner and manager of...
Carl G. Rose was born on a farm in Indiana and moved to Florida in 1916 to supervise construction of the first asphalt road in Florida. Standard road materials appeared not to work well with asphalt paving and Rose began experimenting with limestone, found in abundance in north-central Florida. He realized the limestone-based soil would...

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