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Hear Anna Maria sing!

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Some people call this special place Anna Marie Island, other’s AMI, while most say Anna Maria Island.

According to the daughter of an early land developer, Lilian Burns, the correct pronunciation of the the island was an-na ma-rye-a, since it was named for the strong winds occurring in the area, using the German term for the wind, Maria. This pronunciation is heard in the popular song, They Call The Wind Maria, from the musical Paint your wagon.

Did you know that Anna Maria Island has it’s own song?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ijzHlZoqpQ&w=480&h=360]

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