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Azalea Park Neighborhood Celebrates 60
Back in the late 1930s,  J. W. Cannon operated a 400 acre private airport along Lake Barton Road (now Semoran Blvd.) It was a grass runway for small airplanes and it had its own flying school. The Florida Aeronautical and...
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U.S.S. Richard S. Bull - Photo Album of Neil Fischer - WWII
Neil Joseph Fischer served on the Destroyer Escort Richard S. Bull during World War II. He enlisted the day before his 18th birthday on 5 October 1943 and served as a Gunner's Mate 2nd Class. Neil died on 15 April...
Events
The Florida Magazine - Grand Opening 1986 Expansion - Orlando Public Library
The Florida Magazine portion of the Orlando Sentinel on 6 April 1986 was dedicated to the grand opening of the new edition of the Orlando Public Library on that same date. Entitled: The New Edition - Check It Out," the...
Places
Dr. J. B. Callahan Neighborhood Center
The Georgia Nell Woodley Orlando Remembered exhibit is on permanent display at the Dr. J. B. Callahan Neighborhood Center located at 101 North Parramore Avenue in downtown Orlando and is open to the public.The display was dedicated on February 19,...
People
Robert Buck
LISTEN Part I  (16:06)  (Text highlights excerpts from audio recording)My name is Robert Buck.. I'm originally from New York and that's where I was when... in 1960 Martin Marietta hired me. I was a copy writer for an ad agency...
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Interview with Hurley Suggs and Gerald Eberly
Hurley Suggs and Gerald Eberly are both long-time residents of the Orlo Vista area of Orlando. Mr. Suggs has lived here his entire life and was a barber. Mr. Eberly has lived in the area since he was 21 and...
People
Interview with Linda Campbell
Linda Campbell was originally born in Jamaica and moved to the UK when she was 10. In 2010 she moved to Winter Garden, FL. Even in the time she has been in the Orlando area, she has noticed changes to...
People
Interview with Giovanni Perez
Giovanni Perez is an Orlando Resident who moved to Florida from Maryland in 2004. He works at Disney where he enjoys creating magical moments for visiting children and their families.
People
Interview with Jonnie M. Houston
Jonnie M. Houston was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. She lived throughout the city, but grew up in the Parramore area. She has seen many changes in the area over the years.    
People
Interview with Kathy Beyers
Kathy Beyers was born and raised in the city of Winter Garden. She worked for Disney before moving to Los Angeles, CA for work in the film industry. She recalls growing up in Winter Garden and working in Disney during...
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Harriett Lake Oral History Interview
My name is Harriett Lake and I was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.. Listen as one of Central Florida's top philanthropists tells where the money came from, how our community developed, her reasons for giving, and what she plans to give...
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Sanlando Springs, 1934
Ninth and tenth grade boys and girls from Saint James Church in downtown Orlando enjoy nature and good fun on a day trip to Sanlando Springs in Seminole County. Swimming and picnics at the springs were for many the highlight...