Buescher: Hurricanes contributed to the demise of Cypress Gardens before its rebirth

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Five years after Hurricane Charley, which on Aug. 13, 2004, became the first of three hurricanes to smash through Polk in a six-week period, former Cypress Gardens owner Kent Buescher vividly remembers the scene that changed the path of his business life and nearly ruined him financially.

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