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Carl Rodenbaugh was born in Sumter County, Florida on December 4, 1896. He served as a sergeant in World War I and was also an Orlando Police Department officer and a driver for Dr. McEwan and Dr. Beardall. He is buried in Orlando’s Greenwood Cemetery in the American Legion section. Carl Rodenbaugh’s memorial on Find a Grave.
This interview was conducted by Jean Yothers on March 11, 1975 for the Friends of the Orlando Public Library’s Oral History Committee. At the time of the interview, Mr. Rodenbaugh was 79 years of age.
Topics discussed include:
- Coston Murder Trial
- Other crimes in Orlando
- Harlan Blackburn
- Football and baseball
- Mayor William Beardall
- Nick Carter, chief of Orlando Police
- Ocoee Massacre
- Experiences in medical field
We are grateful for the Orange County Regional History Center’s making this recording available for Orlando Memory.
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