Hatabel Hyer
Miss Hyer was the oldest daughter of Edward Pringle Hyer who came here from Georgia with three of his brothers in 1875. Edward operated his own school books and supplies store on Orange Avenue from 1886 to 1889, and served on the city council during the 1 ... Read more
"The Neighborhood" by Lyle Shaffer
Original story by WWII Veteran Lyle Shaffer about his memories of his Central Florida neighborhood. Veteran Shaffer currently resides at the Orlando VA Community Living Center and participated in the Hospitalized Veterans Writing Project. ... Read more
Scenes Central Florida Circa 1900
Enjoy and explore photographic drawings from a tourist travel booklet published around 1900 called Palatka Florida - St. Johns & Ocklawaha Rivers. The booklet is located in the  Florida Collection at the Orlando Public Library. Included are scenes of ... Read more