Tarpon Springs became the first incorporated city on the Pinellas peninsula on February 12, 1887.
Professional sponge divers still search the waters off the coast of Tarpon Springs, as deep as 150 feet, for sponges. Most of the sponge boats are owned and operated by people of Greek descent. Sponges from Tarpon Springs are sold all over the world.
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