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Oral History Interview with Gene Hawkins
Oral history interview with World War II Veteran Gene Hawkins, spouse of Paula Hawkins, the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate based on her own attributes and the first woman to be a senator from Florida.   VIEW U.S. Senator Paula Hawkins a ... Read more
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Lynda Hope Swenk: a College Park Oral History
My family moved down here in 1949. We lived briefly on Canton Street. We rented a house that was knocked down for I-4. And while we lived there my parents built the house at 913 Silver Drive so we would visit very often. LISTEN (18:51) as College Park re ... Read more
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College College Park Oral History Night: Bertie Hunt, Lynda Swenk, Bunny Parish, and Dann Pottinger
College Park Oral History Night with special guests Bertie Hunt, Lynda Swenk, Bunny Parish, and Dann Pottinger sharing memories about growing up in College Park. The oral history event was held at the College Park Community Center located at 2393 Eliza ... Read more
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Ruth Butler's Oral History Interview
My father gets to Lake Monroe with his truck and at that time there was no I-4, he was going around Lake Monroe with their palm trees and just fell in love. And he sent my mom a postcard and he said, "We're moving to Florida. Start packing!" LISTEN Pa ... Read more
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Ruth Schankweiler Butler
My father gets to Lake Monroe with his truck and at that time there was no I-4, he was going around Lake Monroe with their palm trees and just fell in love. And he sent my mom a postcard and he said, "We're moving to Florida. Start packing!" LISTEN Pa ... Read more
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Joe Sikora, Lockheed Martin Engineer
The Martin Company - so they put me on the company plane with a few other guys and down to Orlando we come. When we left Baltimore it was snowing, cold, messy, you know really bad and when we landed in Orlando we landed at Executive Airport which a lot of ... Read more
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Joe Sikora, Engineer
The Martin Company - so they put me on the company plane with a few other guys and down to Orlando we come. When we left Baltimore it was snowing, cold, messy, you know really bad and when we landed in Orlando we landed at Executive Airport which a lot of ... Read more
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The Halcyon Days of Orlando
I'm Dann Pottinger and I'm from Orlando, one of those rare creatures that spent all my life here... My career being in the banking business. I was the founder and president of First State Financial and also president later of Commercial State Bank...I ope ... Read more
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Pals and Gals by Miss Joan Cayce
  Peak into the life of Orlando's It Girl with a look at Joan Cayce's "pasteup book", circa 1950s.The parties, invites, photos and newsy clippings tell the story of an Orlando debutante enjoying the good life!Edgewater High School football games, fe ... Read more
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School Days
Air raid drills to Apopka, Elvis in Orlando, and the Concord School tunnel, school days remembered in this excerpt (14:22) from an oral history interview with Edgewater High School graduates Katherine Beasley Bornstein, Patricia Bell Peters, and Eleanor C ... Read more