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Merle O. Kent

Merle O. Kent

Merle O. Kent, local educator and cultivator of daylilies reminisces life in Longwood.

Hatabel Hyer interviewed long time friend Merle Kent after Thanksgiving Day dinner.  They discuss moving to Longwood, living in the Longwood Historic District, his love of gardening, and more.

This interview was conducted by Hatabel Hyer on November 27, 1975 for the Friends of the Orlando Public Library’s Oral History Committee.

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We are grateful for the Orange County Regional History Center’s making this recording available for Orlando Memory.

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