Interview with Dixie and Emma Partin and their nephew Charlie Wilson.
Dixie was born Feb. 13, 1893, a member of a large pioneer family.  He is an example of a Florida Cracker, who used to be hired to drive his mules and oxen for various jobs. Dixie and Emma Lenora (Gill) Partin and their nephew Charlie Wilson were inter ... Read more
The Open Air School
The life story of education pioneer Erna Wentzler Achenbach and the legacy of The Open Air School, as told by her daughter Irma Scudder Achenbach. The Open Air School was the first private school in Orlando. My mother said that she had to go aroun ... Read more
Edgewater High School, Class of '58
ABOVE: Palm Terrace Beauty Salon corner of Princeton Street and Edgewater Drive in College Park, 1950s. Bertha Huth opened the salon in May 1952 and sold it in September 1960. CJ and Sandy walked to Edgewater High School together in the 1950s when Sandy ... Read more
First Fridays with Hot Chocolate & Donuts
For many who grew up in Orlando, the memory of walking down Robinson Street for First Friday Mass at Saint James Cathedral is a special school memory. After church the kids had hot chocolate and donuts for breakfast in the St. James School cafeteria se ... Read more
Interview with Mike Worrell and Charlie Hoeck
Listen to segments of an oral history interview with Mike Worrell and Charlie Hoeck, long time employees of the Orange County Library System, conducted by Nick Martinolich on October 21, 2009. The two discuss the history of the library and the ever changi ... Read more