The Gainesville Ripper, Part 1

Tracy, Sonja, Manny, Christa and Christi (photo source: All That’s Interesting)

Prior to the summer of 1990, Gainesville, Florida was a stereotypical southern town, with loads of small-town charm — pretty homes and oaks everywhere. Very much a university town, Gainesville is heavily dependent on the University of Florida. School pride can be seen everywhere, from the businesses that are kept afloat during the school semesters, thanks to hungry and thirsty college students, to the school’s colors and the mascot —…



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Lori Johnston

Writer, reader, margarita drinker. Currently looking for a “dare to be great” situation.