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Yesterday's News Today with Tom Webb
Yesterday's News Today with Tom Webb Yesterday's News Today with Tom Webb, from WORL Radio These recordings by Tom Webb were donated to the Friends of the Orlando Public Library's Oral History Committee. LISTEN 27:17 Part One [audio mp3="https: ... Read more
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Joseph Wittenstein
Joseph Wittenstein Joseph Wittenstein presents a Jewish History of Orange County, 1875 to 1925, and early Jewish settlers in Orlando. Joseph Wittenstein reads from his Chronology of the Early Jewish Settlers in the Orange County Area from 1875 to abou ... Read more
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Margaret Normant Thornton
Margaret Normant Thornton First generation Orlandoan born in 1893, in her grandfather's home on Lucerne Circle. Mrs. Normant Thornton was also the mother of Betty Robinson and Peggy Petris. This interview was conducted by Sandra Hinson on April 12, 19 ... Read more
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Records from Early Sheriffs in Orange County
Records from Early Sheriffs in Orange County In this brief recording Hatabel Hyer and another woman (perhaps Eileen Willis of the Orlando Public Library) discuss some details from the Florida Mortality Schedules from the last half of the 1800s. They also ... Read more
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Carl Rodenbaugh
Carl Rodenbaugh Former Orlando Police Department officer, driver for Drs. McEwan and Beardall who lived at 100 Montana Street, Orlando, Florida. This interview was conducted by Jean Yothers on March 11, 1975 for the Friends of the Orlando Public Libra ... Read more
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Edgar Richards
Edgar Richards Edgar A. Richards was an undertaker and photographer who came to central Florida from South Boston, New Hampshire. In this 1975 recording Hatabel Hyer and Mary Alice Nickels discuss Mr. Edgar Richards' four volume scrapbook set of newsp ... Read more
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Jenny B. Reeder
Jenny B. Reeder Jenny B. Reeder of 935 Drew Avenue, Orlando. This interview was conducted on April 24, 1975 for the Friends of the Orange County Public Library's Oral History Committee. LISTEN 30:50 Part One [audio mp3="https://orlandomemory.info/ ... Read more
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Henry A. Porter
Henry A. Porter Mr. Porter is one of the six Porter brothers who were born in Conway, grew up there, and made their homes in south Orlando.  Mr. Porter was 81 at the time of this interview.  He discusses the early church in Conway, the first Star Route ... Read more
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Dr. Duncan T. McEwan
Dr. Duncan T. McEwan Dr. Duncan T. McEwan was a prominent Orlando surgeon who was originally born in Cooperstown, New York in 1903. He moved to Orlando in 1928 after graduating from Cornell Medical School and later held positions such as the president of ... Read more
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W. G. "Bill" McBride
W.G. "Bill" McBride William G. "Bill" McBride (and wife) reminisce about the early years of radio in Orlando. This interview was conducted by Eleanor Fisher on May 1, 1976 for the Friends of the Orlando Public Library’s Oral History Committee. LI ... Read more
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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 ... Read more
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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. L ... Read more