All Topic Memories

September 6, 2016
Following the tragic loss of 49 lives on June 12, 2016 in Orlando,the Pulse nightclub has become a memorial to the lives lost, the lives fighting for recovery, and the love and support Orlando and the world has for the victims. 
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September 1, 2016
by: jtracy
I am Paul Wehr and I'm from a lot of different places. Born in Hamilton, Ohio lived in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, and Florida and now resident here since 1969.   Dr. Paul W. Wehr LISTEN  Part I  (16:01) What was a typical Sunday like...
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September 1, 2016
by: jtracy
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...
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June 29, 2016
On June 12, 2016 a shooting occurred at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando that resulted in the tragic loss of 49 lives.  The Orlando community responded to this tragedy by uniting in displays of love and support for the victims through out the city.
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June 17, 2016
by: jtracy
My name is David Leach Emmons and I was born and raised in Wyoming and I lived in Arkansas for a while and then I came to Florida in the 1950's. I came here because I couldn't really make a good living in AR, wages were too low. And I'd been through...
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April 23, 2016
by: fischer
As stated in the front of the 1937 Social Register of Orlando: "The Social Register of Orlando has been compiled primarily for the benefit of subscribers. The attention of all whose names have been omitted is called to this fact." The register...
March 14, 2016
by: fischer
Turn back the hands of time while you peruse Orlando area elementary and high school yearbooks. Various Grand Avenue School yearbooks from 1926-2009 1924 Orlando Senior High School Yearbook- The Echo 1926 Orlando Senior High School Yearbook - Las...
February 29, 2016
by: fischer
On April 30, 1969, the Winter Park Sun newspaper included a special supplement featuring 22 front pages spanning the years 1926 to 1961 and including front pages from The Winter Park Herald, The Winter Park Sun, and the Winter Park Sun Herald. The...
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February 14, 2016
by: fischer
This submission by Henry C. Frey of Stuart, Florida, was published in the Orlando Sentinel on Monday, March 5, 1956. First Railroad Chartered in 1875 Editor: Orlando's first railroad was unique. It was the first and only railraod to this day, owned...
February 14, 2016
by: fischer
This article penned by well-known Orlando resident W. R. O'Neal was published in one of the Orlando newspapers in January 1936. It appears this was an entry in a column called: "Memoirs by W. R. O'Neal."   History of Railroad Entry to Area Recalled...