Crowds gather at the mall's Main Entrance on grand opening day, September 30, 1969.
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The dedication was officiated by state senator Mallory E. Horne (D). That's George Jenkins, founder of Publix Supermarkets, cutting the ceremonial ribbon.
Photo from http://www.floridamemory.com/ (State Library and Archives of Florida)