Entrance to Coral Castle
to the Coral Castle south of Miami, Florida. This large complex of carefully
placed coral rocks was first built ten miles away in Florida City by Ed
Leedskalnin. Leedskalnin was a master stone mason, and led a mostly private
and simple life in south Florida. Though just five feet tall and one hundred
pounds, he managed to quarry, sculpt, and assemble 1,100 tons of coral
rock using only the simplest metal tools.
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