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Oral History Interview with The Honorable Linda Chapin, Part I of II
The Honorable Linda Chapin served as the first elected Mayor of Orange County, Florida, from 1990-1998. Her accomplishments in public office include the construction of the nation’s second-largest convention center, a new Orange County Courthouse, the Oran...
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Dr. Ben Brotemarkle's "The Complete History of Florida in Less Than an Hour"
Dr. Ben Brotemarkle presented "The Complete History of Florida in Less than an Hour" before a live audience at the Pine Castle Historical Society's Annual Meeting on December 8, 2019 at the Pine Castle Woman's Club.   My talk is called The...
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Alafaya: Through the Years
The Alafaya branch library serves customers in the UCF, Avalon Park, Bithlo, Christmas, and Lake Nona areas. Although the current location wasn’t built until 2000 (see the document list below for groundbreaking information on the current location), the servi...
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Southeast Branch's 25th Anniversary Celebration
On Saturday November 16, the staff at the Southeast Branch were honored to host an anniversary celebration to commemorate our service to the community for the past twenty five years.  Many customers attended the various cultural and entertainment events for...
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Southeast Branch - Blast from 2008
On Saturday, November 16th, the Southeast Branch will celebrate its 25th Anniversary! Check out the gallery below from photos from 2008! Stay tuned for more pictures from the branch celebration. According to our records, Southeast opened in 1986 in its orig...
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Oral History Interview with Dr. Stanley Hand, Jr.
Dr. Stanley Hand Jr. pictured third from the right and to the left of his wife Joanne Hand in this Hand family wedding photo. My name is Stanley Hand, Jr. and I was born in Louisville, KY. My dad was in...
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Oral History Interview with Dr. Bernard Albert Kahn
Bernie Kahn with his playmates in front of the veranda at 424 East Central. Bernie's brother, Bob Kahn, is pictured at the top and below him pictured from left to right are Jesse Wittenstein (Joe Wittenstein's son), Michael Tobias (Aunt...
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The Pioneers of Lake Pineloch presented by Joy & Richard Fox, Orlando Remembered 2019
The trip from primitive land to a residential community took 100 years. It involved Indian trails, land speculators, northerners with health problems, and citrus farms that survived freezes, recessions, and a depression. Richard Fox used old aerial photographs...
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Joy Wallace Dickinson, a special presentation at Orlando Remembered
Photo of Joy Wallace Dickinson at Silver Springs, circa 1958 Joy Wallace Dickinson, the featured columnist for The Orlando Sentinel’s “Florida Flashback” column, shares her special memories of Orlando at The Orlando Remembered meeting on September 18,...
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Oral History Interview with Joy Fox
Channel 24's Joy Fox and cameraman Ed KaKavo at the Skylab I launch on May 14, 1973.  My name is Joy Fox and I was born in New York City. I was in New York for the first nine years of...
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Oral History Interview with Martha O. Haynie
Martha O. Haynie served as Comptroller for Orange County from 1988 until her retirement on January 2, 2017. Through her leadership, tens of millions of dollars over the years have been added to the Tourist Development Tax collections for Orange...
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Oral History Interview with Tom E. Lewis, Jr.
Tom E. Lewis, Jr. Architect, Attorney, and United States Air Force Colonel (retired). Mr. Lewis came to Orlando during the Vietnam War to serve as Director of Programs for McCoy Engineering Programs. He was instrumental in starting Orlando’s first POW-MIA...