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P.W. “Bill” Kanecht

P.W. “Bill” Kanecht

P.W. “Bill” Kanecht moved to Tillman, Florida from Oklahoma with his father to raise potatoes. This interview was conducted by Hatabel Hyer on Nov 12, 1974 for the Friends of the Orlando Public Library’s Oral History Committee.

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In this oral history, P.W. “Bill” Kanecht discusses his life and his work. Bill Kanecht was born in Illinois, then moved to Oklahoma and then to Tillman (which is now known as Palm Bay), Florida. He originally worked as a potato farmer and would later move to Orlando to work for Davis E. Fishback in the overhead irrigation business.  While working for Mr. Fishback, he worked for Harry P. Leu and Leu Gardens, previously a property of the Mizell family, who had purchased the land just after the Civil War for 17 cents an acre. He also discusses the Hyer family, the generosity of the Leu family and Harry Leu’s aging.

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

Listen to other oral histories with other Orlando pioneers.

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