Topics
Seaboard Air Line Railroad - The Dinky Line
The Seaboard Air Line Railroad Dinky Line ran from Orlando to Oviedo through Winter Park's best residential sections and around the lakes on which the homes front. The original wood burner steam locomotive was eventually replaced with a diesel locomotive ... Read more
Organizations
Winter Park - Orlando, Florida League of Women Voters
According to History section at the Orange County League of Women Voters' website, the Winter Park - Orlando League of Women Voters "got its official start in Florida in 1939, when women in Winter Haven, Winter Park and St. Petersburg initiated the Florid ... Read more
People
Corbett Dodd
Basil Corbett Dodd started his own dairy business in Goldenrod at the age of 17 and served as a Seminole County commissioner for over a dozen years.  Born on February 2, 1907, Mr. Dodd's parents moved to central Florida in 1910 from West Virginia. He ... Read more
Events
"The Meal" filmed in Winter Park 1974
Carl Betz and Dina Merrill starred in writer / director R. John Hughs' film "The Meal" filmed in a home in Winter Park in 1974. On May 8, 1974, actor Carl Betz and actress Dina Merrill agreed to do a PSA for use by Channel 24 / WMFE - TV to promote pub ... Read more
Places
Seminole Hotel - Winter Park 1890
Advertising booklet circa 1890 promoting the Seminole Hotel in Winter Park and land sales in Winter Park through the Winter Park Company. The Seminole Hotel brochure - Click on links below to view COVER - Front and Back Mentioned: Sem ... Read more
Organizations
Century III Teleproductions - 1988 Florida Production Guide
The 1988 Florida Production Guide is part of the Florida History collection at the Orlando Public Library - (call number FLORIDA 338.47791 FLO). At the time, Century III was located on Eggleston Avenue near Lee Road. This is the listing for the company at ... Read more
Places
Dutch East India Ice Cream Company
I remember the Dutch East India Ice Cream Company on Park Avenue and having my first date with my husband there.  It was a busy place and you had to squeeze in to get around all the little tables.  There was an air of bustle that was frantic but ... Read more