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My Grandparents' House
  My grandfather built his house. My dad gave him the property. At the time they were tearing down some of the old barracks from Pine Castle Air Force Base, this was before McCoy. I guess after WWII they didn't think they needed it, the base t ... 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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Don Dunn Oral History Interview
My name is Don Dunn and I've lived in the Orlando area since 1961, but visited for the first time in 1947 in the springtime... there were six of us in a '38 Chevrolet that belonged to my stepfather, my mother, my brother Ken, and my brother George, and my ... Read more
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Summer Picnic, Orlando 1947
Paul and Doris Schankweiler, far right, with daughter Ruth, far left, her sister Joan, cousin Butch Dunn, Don Dunn's brother, Lois Scankweiler far right and neighbor Ethel Wolfe celebrate summer outdoors at their home on Orange Blossom Trail in 1947. VIEW ... 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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Gassing Up for G. T. Willey
My name is Don Dunn and I've lived in the Orlando area since 1961, but visited for the first time in 1947 in the springtime... there were six of us in a '38 Chevrolet that belonged to my stepfather, my mother, my brother Ken, and my brother George, and my ... Read more
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Paul's Truck Stop: Homemade Pies, Delicious Coffee
Ruth Butler, describes the business her parents, Paul and Doris Schankweiler, started in the spring of 1947 in this excerpt from an oral history interview on April 16, 2014. LISTEN. [audio mp3="http://orlandomemory.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Dunn3 ... Read more
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Don Dunn, Auto Service Business Owner
My name is Don Dunn and I've lived in the Orlando area since 1961, but visited for the first time in 1947 in the springtime... there were six of us in a '38 Chevrolet that belonged to my stepfather, my mother, my brother Ken, and my brother George, and my ... Read more