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Pine Castle Historical Society Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker Walter Meloon
"The Founding of Correct Craft" an oral history presentation by Walter N. Meloon for the Pine Castle Historical Society Annual Meeting on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Pine Castle Woman's Club. Walter Meloon is one of Pine Castle's most esteemed...
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Oral History Interview with The Honorable Glenda Evans Hood, Part I of II
My name is Glenda Evans Hood and I was born in Orlando, Florida on March 10, 1950. I was born at the Orlando hospital which was called Orange Memorial Hospital on Orange Avenue. It was an old brick building and,...
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Songs about Orlando and Florida
A number of songs have been written about the city of Orlando and Florida. Some of these can be found in the Florida Music - Orlando and Florida Music vertical files at the Orlando Public Library. Several little ditties were apparently published...
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Barbara Mayo Stansbury
Oral history interview with Barbara Mayo Stansbury at the Pine Castle Historical Society's Second Annual "BBQ, Beer and Bluegrass" event on Friday, October 6, 2017, speaking about life in Pine Castle. We just loved growing up there. There were lakes and...
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Nelda Corbett Eunice
Oral history interview with Nelda Corbett Eunice at the Pine Castle Historical Society's Second Annual "BBQ, Beer and Bluegrass" event on Friday, October 6, 2017. LISTEN Part I (14:50) [audio mp3="http://orlandomemory.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Eunice1.mp3"][/audio]   LISTEN Part II (12:36) [audio mp3="http://orlandomemory.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Eunice2.mp3"][/audio]
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Oral History Interview with Sarah Lou Harkey
When I was ten years old in 1935 my mother she had what, I guess, you call Florida sand in her shoes. They had come down here earlier on just a camping trip and stayed in motels. So she came...
Events
The University Club Oral History Interview with Leon Hunter Handley
Leon Hunter Handley, I was born in Lakeland and after 30 months in the service and seven academic years at the University of Florida, I came to Orlando and I've been here ever since. Leon Hunter Handley holding a photo taken...
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Oral History Interview with Belvin Perry, Jr.
Featured image above: Belvin Perry, Jr., Chief Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court in Florida, presiding over a hearing involving the Casey Anthony case, 2010-2011. My name is Belvin Perry, Jr. I was born October 11, 1949 in Orlando, Florida...
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Shiloh Baptist Church
Listen  as Orlando native Belvin Perry, Jr. describes the strong role models he had at  Shiloh Baptist Church in this  excerpt from an oral history interview with Belvin Perry, Jr. at the Orlando Public Library on April 24, 2017. LISTEN Part...
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Oral History Interview with Tom Beaty
Thomas Beaty, also called Tom Beaty, I was born in Orlando General, October 10, 1934 and I lived actually on Bear Lake which is close to Orlando and Apopka. My family had an orange grove out there and that’s where...
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Oral History Interview with Commissioner Betsy Vanderley and her mother Kay VanderLey
My name is Kay VanderLey, I was born in Travers City, Michigan. And my name is Betsy VanderLey, I was also born in Travers City, MI. Oral history with Orange County Commissioner Betsy VanderLey and her mother, Kay VanderLey, at the...