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    • By Silur
      SANTANA ISLAND - Traditions die hard
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      DEDICATED - OP4 (Onlyplace4, Mike)
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      I will expand this step by step page.
      _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      This unit is for my words of gratitude. Sorry if I can't remember them all.
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      SimForum BAT Team (SFBT), FANTA, SM2  and ... 
      2017-04-26:
      CP - Today  
       
      The list is very large - sorry - I'm going to continue it ...
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      The story began in 1949, but more on that later. Today 09-01-1950.
      This is Gent Region, city - B-07-07. Twenty years ago, someone built a village here. Then she left him.
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      01-02 

       
      01-03 This is a map of flight from Gloria state to Santana Island.

       
      01-04 This is Osbourne City 1949. 

       
      The continuation very soon ... 
      Thank You,
      Silur ...
       
       
    • By RandyE
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      Maintenance Cost: 10§
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