Talk:Merritt Island, Florida

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Merritt Island SPOT photo image[edit]

The photograph that claims to be of Merritt Island, used in the article on this page, is NOT of Merritt Island. Seems incredible, what in this photo represents the island? The large inlet there in the photograph appears to be either Sebastian Inlet, or is further north of Merritt Island. Where is the Banana River? Where is the Mosquito Lagoon? Where is the Indian River? Perhaps there is part of the island in this photo, but I do not think it is representative of the MI that I know. Please confirm or comment before I make a major edit. Thanks. Brick Thrower (talk) 21:03, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

LOX production?[edit]

A recent letter to the editor claimed that Air Products & Chemicals had a LOX producing plant on "South Merritt Island." They sell this to KSC. But I can find no reference to the plant itself being on MI. Anybody help? Student7 (talk) 22:29, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

I am a Merritt Island Resident. I would note that there is a factory labeled "Air Liquide" just south of where State Road 3 enters the Kennedy Space Center. WHPratt (talk) 03:06, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
Proof:

http://www.merchantcircle.com/business/Air.Liquide.America.321-454-4558

When I drive by there, some pipe is always dispersing visible gas, so it's unlikely the plant is abandoned. WHPratt (talk) 04:29, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
I added your citation. It is better than nothing, but not the best. What we would like is an article about their existence, not just a mere business listing which could be placed by anybody, even on a non-existent plant. (I'm sure you are reporting the truth, but we need to make our encyclopedia credible to others, as well). Thanks. Student7 (talk) 14:09, 7 April 2012 (UTC)
I have no personal interest in the matter. Maybe you should write or call them! WHPratt (talk) 20:45, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

Schools[edit]

Thomas Jefferson Middle School was formerly Thomas Jefferson Junior High School. The sign in front of the place was rendered
THOMAS JEFFERSON JR.
HIGH SCHOOL
... which puzzled me the first time I saw it. I wondered just who Thomas Jefferson Jr. might be, and why they named a high school after him, instead of, say, Sammy Davis Jr. or William F. Buckley Jr. As we all know, the Third President didn't have any sons, at least none that he admitted to. I eventually figured it out. WHPratt (talk) 03:17, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Thomas Jefferson Middle School[edit]

Jefferson middle school is the most common school of choice for most students entering the 7th grade on Merritt Island, Fl. The school receiving its name after one of our founding fathers and our 3rd President, Thomas Jefferson. The School is home to the states men. It is a school for 7th and graders. With its own sports, educational programs, electives, and future training for adults. The sports include Basketball, track, and gym on normal school days. Jefferson middle is located on South Courtney parkway, just south of the Merritt island airport. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 142.197.74.40 (talk) 01:32, 13 February 2014 (UTC)