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|50 years of exploring Florida leads to many finds|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
OCALA — A fishing trip to Orange Springs in 1960 introduced Alvin Hendrix to a hobby that would take him on underwater treasure hunts for the next 40 years.
Hendrix and a friend were bringing their fishing boat to a pier on the Ocklawaha River when they encountered two men docking a boat. They were carrying scuba tanks and a piece of a mastodon tooth that caught Hendrix’s attention.
“I was fascinated,” he said. “I had grown up on that river, and I didn’t know that kind of thing was there.”
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