Howard Gilman and Giraffes

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Howard Gilman at White Oak Plantation with his giraffes. White Oak is a 75,000 acre wildlife breeding, research and training facility in Nassau County. <br />
The Gilman family, founders of Gilman Paper Co. in Georgia, bought White Oak Plantation in the late 1930s. Howard Gilman died in 1998, leaving a foundation to run the White Oak Conservation Center. A patron of the arts, Gilman's collection of paintings was given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The facility in north Florida has served as a dance rehearsal studio for Mikhail Baryshnikov.
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Howard Gilman at White Oak Plantation with his giraffes. White Oak is a 75,000 acre wildlife breeding, research and training facility in Nassau County.
The Gilman family, founders of Gilman Paper Co. in Georgia, bought White Oak Plantation in the late 1930s. Howard Gilman died in 1998, leaving a foundation to run the White Oak Conservation Center. A patron of the arts, Gilman's collection of paintings was given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The facility in north Florida has served...
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