Ocala National Forest

Slush Puppie creator leaves wilderness to state

Slush Puppie creator leaves wilderness to state

Will Radcliff, who made his fortune selling Slush Puppie drinks, cherished a spread of Florida wilderness so much he sold it a decade ago for preservation but at a discount so he could hang out there until his death. In 2004, when asked what it was like for a millionaire to get a $5.2 million check from the sale, Radcliff recounted how a visitor had been shocked to discover that a rich man such as Radcliff had a puny, black-and-white television in his home. "I don't know what I'm going to do with $5 million that I haven't done already," said Radcliff, hanging out for a few hours before his jet would whisk him to his longtime home in Ohio. "Maybe buy a bigger...