People
Oral History Interview with Sarah Lou Harkey
When I was ten years old in 1935 my mother she had what, I guess, you call Florida sand in her shoes. They had come down here earlier on just a camping trip and stayed in motels. So she came down here that summer of 1935 and she bought this place in Taft, ... Read more
Organizations
Pine Castle Historical Society
The Pine Castle Woman's Club was organized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit service organization in 1940. For many years one of its primary objectives was the preservation of local history. In 2014, they decided to formalize this effort by organizing the Pine Ca ... Read more
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Alice Morgan Oral History Interview
My name is Alice Macy Morgan, I'm from Pine Castle, Florida. I'm was actually born in Conway. I was born in my grandmother's home, but we lived in Pine Castle. Hilda Arnett. I'm named after both grandmothers. They were early settlers. My grandfather was a ... Read more
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James Doyle Mallory Oral History Interview
My name is James Doyle Mallory and I was born in the Conway area and grew up in the Taft area. I started to school in Concord Park Elementary School over on the corner of '50 and the Orange Blossom Trail which is now McNamara Pontiac; no longer Concord El ... Read more
People
Alice Morgan Oral History Interview
My name is Alice Macy Morgan, I'm from Pine Castle, Florida. I'm was actually born in Conway. I was born in my grandmother's home, but we lived in Pine Castle. Hilda Arnett. I'm named after both grandmothers. They were early settlers. My grandfather was a ... Read more
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Bobby Bandy Oral History Interview
My dad bought the place up on Orange Avenue in 1934. He paid $800.00 for it. Ten dollars down and ten dollars a month. And at that time it was the only road to Miami and Tampa. Orange Blossom Trail hadn't even been built yet and I-4 wasn't even though ... Read more
People
James Doyle Mallory
My name is James Doyle Mallory and I was born in the Conway area and grew up in the Taft area. I started to school in Concord Park Elementary School over on the corner of '50 and the Orange Blossom Trail which is now McNamara Pontiac; no longer Concord El ... Read more
People
Marie Toye Oral History Interview: Pine Castle Pioneer Family
I remember Halloween gatherings and it was just a lot of fun. We'd all get together for Halloween night. It wasn't any big deal, but we just enjoyed being  with each other. And where the women's club is now there was a big gazebo and that's where we ... Read more
People
Bobby Bandy Oral History Interview
My dad bought the place up on Orange Avenue in 1934. He paid $800.00 for it. Ten dollars down and ten dollars a month. And at that time it was the only road to Miami and Tampa. Orange Blossom Trail hadn't even been built yet and I-4 wasn't even thought of ... Read more
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Ralph Hansel: Pine Castle Pioneer Oral History
My name is Ralph Hansel I was born in Orlando and I moved down here to Pine Castle where I live now. I've never lived anywhere else I've only moved once in my life, from where I was born to where I live now. Yes, it was Kuhl Avenue in those days... ... Read more
People
Ralph Hansel
My name is Ralph Hansel I was born in Orlando and I moved down here to Pine Castle where I live now. I've never lived anywhere else I've only moved once in my life, from where I was born to where I live now. Yes, it was Kuhl Avenue in those days... LISTEN ... Read more