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Oral History Interview with Jerry Chicone, Jr.
My name is Jerry Chicone and actually I've carried a junior on my name because my dad had the same name and I was born here in Orlando in the only hospital that was in Orange County and it was called Orange General Hospital. And it wasn't until the second ... Read more
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Oral History Interview with Jerry Chicone, Jr.
My name is Jerry Chicone and actually I've carried a junior on my name because my dad had the same name and I was born here in Orlando in the only hospital that was in Orange County and it was called Orange General Hospital. And it wasn't until the second ... Read more
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Oral History Interview with Donovan Dean
I'm Patrick Donovan Dean born here in Orlando General Hospital 28 September '39. I was born here, but during the war my folks moved to Lakeland. My father, Donovan Dean, was an architect, and became the base engineer for the military base in Lakeland. The ... Read more
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Maury L. Carter
Maury Carter, born in Ferrum, Virginia.  My dad was a farmer and a carpenter. We had a small farm, 100 acre farm in Virginia not far from Roanoke. And I grew up on a farm with cows and horses and chickens and all that kind of stuff....   VIEW Mau ... Read more
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Oral History Interview with Donovan Dean
I'm Patrick Donovan Dean born here in Orlando General Hospital 28 September '39. I was born here, but during the war my folks moved to Lakeland. My father, Donovan Dean, was an architect, and became the base engineer for the military base in Lakeland.They ... Read more
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Oral History Interview with Attorney Jim Robinson
My name is James C. Robinson, I'm Jim Robinson, I'm from Rock Hill, South Carolina. My family moved here in about 1925 and I was just a little boy. After I started school, I went to Hillcrest Elementary School two years and then the family moved to Conway ... Read more
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Orlando's First Full-time City Surveyor: Donald R. Brant
I'm Donald R. Brant from Orlando, Florida. We moved here from Pittsburgh to Orlando in 1936. In 1936 that was during the Depression Days and my mother had a health problem when we lived in Pittsburgh and the doctor told her to either go to Florida or Ariz ... Read more
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Charles Gray and Florida Governor Reubin Askew
Photo of Charles Gray and Reubin Askew as pictured in Mr. Gray's Gray Robinson law office overlooking Lake Eola in downtown Orlando. LISTEN as Charles Gray tells the story of how he beat Reubin by eight votes in their run for vice president of the ... Read more
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Charlie Gray's Orlando Arena Construction Hat
Charles Gray's Orlando Arena construction hat given to him by Orlando Mayor Bill Frederick. LISTEN as Mr. Gray tells the story behind the hat in this excerpt from an oral history interview at his Gray Robinson law office in downtown Orlando on April 23 ... 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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Tom Wilkes on Community, Stewardship & St. James Cathedral
Tom Wilkes grew up in College Park when oranges groves were plentiful and Disney was a Sentinel Star article about a mystery buyer of property. After college he and his wife, Jean Wilkes, settled in Orlando and joined St. James Cathedral in 1978 where the ... Read more