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Gibtown

At one time Gibsonton, Florida was considered the oddest town in America. The fire chief was Al Tomaini the giant. The second deputy of police was a dwarf. The sideshow fat man was also the town’s auto mechanic. And Gibsonton still boasts the only post office in the country with a special counter for midgets. “Gibtown” has long been the off-season home for carnival sideshow performers. But these days it is more of a retirement village.

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