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Oral History Interview with Florida Horseman Brent Bachand
Brent Bachand on little Charlie, a wild Florida Cracker horse. Central Florida Cow Pastures I grew up on the east side of Orlando down by Jetport, Curry Ford, 436, and nothing like it is now. That was all country back then. It was all country an ... Read more
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Orlando buildings circa 1960 through the lens of Tim Orwick
This collection of black and white photographs is from the personal collection of Tim Orwick, Colonial High School graduate and yearbook photographer extraordinaire. Orlando Memory is grateful to Tim for sending us these photos to share. Many of Tim Or ... Read more
Places
Lake Eola Park
Lake Eola Park is the most historic and widely recognized symbol of the city of Orlando.  It was established in 1883 as the city's first public park after Orlando homesteaders Jacob and Fanny Summerlin donated the lake and some of the surrounding land t ... Read more
People
Edilma Weissmueller Interview
Edilma is from Panama and has resided in the U.S. for many years.  She came to Orlando in 1957, when Orlando was a large town.  Her husband was an aircraft commander at McCoy Air Force Base.  When she came to Orlando, approximately 75% of the area was ... Read more
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Louise Collins Orlando Public Library
ABOVE: Louise is the the lady in the blue jacket. This picture was taken at the Orlando Public Library in 1973. Louise Collins remembers  her fondest memories of the city beautiful, Orlando in this oral history interview conducted at the Orlando Public ... Read more
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LBJ's Lake Eola Handshake
President Lyndon B. Johnson, the first president ever to sleep in Orlando, stayed at the Cherry Plaza just around the corner from the Buning's family home on Lake Eola during his 1964 campaign visit. Alice Buning remembers competing with her brother, Rick ... Read more
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Growing up on Lake Eola with Grace
Alice Buning grew up in the last family home on Lake Eola at the corner of Robinson Street and Rosalind Avenue. Her father, Mr. Bill Buning, had his insurance office downstairs, and her grandfather had his insurance office downtown. Alice grew up with Orl ... Read more
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Betty and Corrie Cangelose at Lake Eola, 1945
1945 photos of then six month old Orlando native Betty Cangelose (Wheeler) with her mother, Corrie Cangelose, at Lake Eola. These photos were sent overseas to her father, Joseph J. Cangelose, in Europe serving in the Army Air Corps in WWII.  Joseph C ... Read more
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Cathy Steiger, St. James Parishioner
Listen to this interview with Catherine Buning Steiger  recorded  at the "Sneak Preview" for Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando, November 13th, 2010. Catherine Buning was born in Orlando in 1957, the sixth child in a family of eight children. ... Read more
Events
Fiesta in the Park Best of Art Show Winners
* Fiesta in the Park Best of Show Winner 2010 Fiesta in the Park Art Show Winner for 2010 Untitled ~ carved acrylic by Ron Lynn of Zephyrhills, FL, is located at the Edgewater Branch of the Orange County Library System. * * Fies ... Read more
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Orlando Then & Now
The changing face of Orlando!!!! Orange Avenue then - looking south circa 1940.   Orlando buildings now.     Peruse the images from Orlando's past and present below. Click on the first image to begin the slide show. ... Read more
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My Favorite Orlando Memory
ABOVE: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. One of only a few locations in all of Orlando, this Krispy Kreme location supplied me with early morning donuts on the way to work and, occasionally, a family snack before dinner (OK...OK....dinner)! Having first had Krispy ... Read more