Places
The Pioneers of Lake Pineloch presented by Joy & Richard Fox, Orlando Remembered 2019
The trip from primitive land to a residential community took 100 years. It involved Indian trails, land speculators, northerners with health problems, and citrus farms that survived freezes, recessions, and a depression. Richard Fox used old aerial photog ... Read more
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Oral History Interview with Attorney Jim Robinson
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 Conway ... Read more
People
The Hughey Family Pioneers
Kenneth Hughey. I was born in Kissimmee, Florida. How did your family come to this area? John Hughey came from Tattnall County, Georgia about 1845 to the Seminole County area which was still Orange at the time. His son James Perry followed him d ... Read more
Events
Pine Castle Historical Society Book Discussion with Dr. Paul W. Wehr
Dr. Paul W. Wehr, historian and Professor of History Emeritus at University of Central Florida, discusses his new book: From Mosquito to Orange, the Making of a County, at the Pine Castle Historical Society Quarterly Meeting, June 26, 2016. Dr. Wehr ex ... Read more
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Charles Gray and Florida Governor Reubin Askew
Photo of Charles Gray and Reubin Askew as pictured in Mr. Gray's Gray Robinson law office overlooking Lake Eola in downtown Orlando. LISTEN below as Charles Gray tells the story of how he beat Reubin by eight votes in their run for vice president o ... Read more
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Senator John F. Kennedy and Charles Gray
Senator John F. Kennedy is pictured center stage at the Florida Blue Key Banquet at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Orlando's Charles Gray, pictured far left in his student days, invited Senator Kennedy to speak at the event. Mr. Gray ... Read more
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Historic Orlando
ABOVE: The Orlando Opera House. The Opera House was located on Court Street in the middle of block between Pine and Church streets and across from Richards Undertaker business. It can be found on the 1884 Orlando Business District map. Explore the histor ... Read more
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Charles Gray Oral History Interview
My name is Charles Gray and I'm from really Orlando except that I was born in Leesburg, Florida. And I moved to Orlando in the fifth grade and I've been here ever since except in 1969 I bought a ranch in Volusia County called, we named it Gemini Springs. ... Read more
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College Park Oral History Night with the Stuart Family
ABOVE: Charlie Stuart who grew up on Gerda Terrace in College Park speaks at the College Park Oral History Night with the Stuart Family at Infusion Tea, August 26, 2013. ABOVE: Front page excerpt of Urban Renewal: A Way to Keep Orlando The City Beautif ... Read more
Events
College Park Oral History Night with Joan & Bill Milligan
Above: Joan and Bill Milligan, special guest speakers, at College Park Oral History Night at Infusion Tea, October 29, 2012. The Milligans celebrated 50 years of marriage this month and share their history of life in Orlando in these audio excerpts fro ... Read more
Events
Dedication of the New U.S. Post Office and Court House, 1941
1941 United States Post Office correspondence: letters, telegrams, program, history, regarding the dedication of the new U. S. Post Office and Court House in downtown Orlando on April 15, 1941. History of the establishment of the Federal Court for ... Read more
Places
History of Orlando - 1929 Orlando High School Yearbook
Read this amazing six-page History of Orlando included in the 1929 Orlando Senior High School yearbook "Las Memorias." ... Read more