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An Irish Priest in Orlando
Oral history interview with Fr. John McCormick, Rector of St. James Cathedral, at Panera Bread on Eola Drive July 12, 2011. Fr. McCormick obtained his Licenciate in Philosophy from the Gregorian University in Rome in 1968. The Dublin born priest...
Events
Saint Patrick's Day Celebrations!
Saint Patrick's Day celebrations in the Community Life Center at Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando.
People
My Entrance Into the Orlando Jewish Community
We would meet on Orange Avenue with our swimsuits and go to Palm Beach where the shops closed at 5:30. "I really felt like I was on vacation even though I was working."  From the Lerner Shop on Orange Avenue...
People
Charles Holliday
Charles Holliday shares his memories about his life and the community. Washington Park "Tell Your Story" event. WATCH the interview on YouTube  
People
Victor Ezell
Tell your story event at the Washington Park Branch Library. LISTEN as  Victor shares his memories about his life and the community. 
Places
Saint Patrick's Day at Saint James Cathedral
1982 photo of Saint Patrick's Day  festivities in the Community Life Center at Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando.  Fr. Page, Pastor of St. James Cathedral 1972-1986, envisioned a three level community center with an atrium for people to ...
Places
The Irish Tinkers
The Irish Tinkers, a community of Irish gypsies, came through Orlando in the 1980s.Frank Sevick, Director of Religious Education at St. James Cathedral describes the nomadic lifestyle of these simple people and their welcome into the community.Listen to this f...
Events
Physicist Benedetti Witnessed First Missile Shot at Cape Canaveral
Benedetti describes the clear warm day on July 24, 1950 when he and his colleagues from the Naval Research Lab were invited to the Cape to watch the first missile shot from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Sonar physicist  Vincent Benedetti recalls...
People
"Watch Out, Here Comes Scotty!"
Pure food inspector Scott F. Conoley was well known in Orlando and his visits were frequently announced, "Watch out, here comes Scotty!"His office was located on the first floor of the old City Hall on Orange Avenue, but his job...
People
Robert Lee Hyer 1862 - 1950
Family of Thomas and Martha Hyer of Covington, Georgia The pioneer Hyer families found in Orlando directories, histories, and census records were direct descendants of Thomas and Martha Hyer of Covington, Georgia. The 1860 U.S. Census of Covington, N...
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Joseph Michael Hyer 1854-1919
Family of Thomas and Martha Hyer of Covington, GeorgiaThe pioneer Hyer families found in Orlando directories, histories, and census records were direct descendants of Thomas and Martha Hyer of Covington, Georgia.The 1860 U.S. Census of Covington, Newton County...
People
Alexander Means Hyer 1848 - 1933
Family of Thomas and Martha Hyer of Covington, GeorgiaThe pioneer Hyer families found in Orlando directories, histories, and census records were direct descendants of Thomas and Martha Hyer of Covington, Georgia. The 1860 U.S. Census of Covington, Newton Coun...