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Eddie Graham Sports Stadium - Three Dog Night
The second concert I attended at the Orlando Sports Stadium / Eddie Graham Stadium was on 23 April 1971 with my friend Judy Jackson and my aunt Iris Beecher. Three Dog Night was performing and we all liked their music....
Places
Chastain's Restaurant
Burrell Chastain. After moving to Orlando in 1948, Burrell worked for Herb Waters at Donut Dinette. In 1953, Burrell opened his own restaurant at 7th Street and OBT, which he later sold to Maryland Fried Chicken. In 1956, he took...
Events
Walt Disney World - 25th Anniversary
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom opened to the public for the first time in October 1971. In 1996 they began a year long celebration of the Magic Kingdom's 25th Anniversary throughout Walt Disney World . My family and I live...
Organizations
Church of the Annunciation
The Church of the Annunciation was originally formed as a satellite of St. Mary Magdalen parish in Altamonte Springs, sharing a pastor. The Church of the Annunciation came into being with the celebration of Mass on 25 March 1979 -...
People
Gerald Ford at Florida Technological University
Sometime between 1974 and 1975, President Gerald R. Ford visited the campus of  Florida Technological University now University of Central Florida. My husband was attending school there and had the opportunity to meet him and snap a few photos. With...
Events
President Nixon at FTU
On 8 June 1973, then President Richard M. Nixon addressed graduates and guests numbering almost 10,000 in front of the administration building. The cement pond was drained and graduates sat in chairs placed in that area creating an instant amphitheater....
Events
Florida Technological University
Everyone is familiar with University of Central Florida and its sprawling campus that extends for what seems like miles at the intersection of Alafaya and University Blvd. Did you know that when the first students (around 1,950 of them) took...
Events
EPCOT - America Gardens Theatre - Candlelight Processional
Without a doubt, the most popular event at the America Gardens Theatre is the Candlelight Processional, relocated to EPCOT from the Magic Kingdom in 1994. As a testament to its popularity, visitors pay for dinner at EPCOT's pricey restaurants just...
Organizations
WMFE-TV Channel 24 - Orlando's PBS Station
Channel 24 - WMFE TV - Orlando's PBS affiliate had humble beginnings with studio and offices located in the Mid Florida Tech building located on Oakridge Road in South Orlando when I joined the staff in October 1972. The facilities...
Places
EPCOT - America Gardens Theatre
Across from the American Adventure is the America Gardens Theatre. The outdoor amphitheater has seen concerts, singers, and bands from around the world. During the International Flower and Garden Festival each year in the spring singers and bands from the "...
Places
Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village
If you have lived in the Orlando area or just visited here over the past 35+ years, you remember how the shopping village at Lake Buena Vista has changed and grown. It has been called the Walt Disney Marketplace, Walt...
Places
Infinite Mushroom - Colonial Plaza
During the 1960's and 1970's the Infinite Mushroom was where you went for concert tickets, black light posters and apparently unbeknownst to me (I was rather naive at the time) various paraphernalia used by "Hippies!" I went there for the...