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Telephone Reference Service - Albertson Public Library
An article by George Butler published in the Orlando Morning Sentinel in December 1949 mentions telephone reference service provided by the Albertson Public Library.Mentioned in the article are Miss Floy Sadler, research librarian and Miss Clara E. Wendel, hea...
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United Mine Workers Union
The United Mine Workers attempted to unionize Taxi drivers in Orlando in May 1949.An article from the Orlando Post published Friday, May 20, 1949, calls for those on strike to stop the violence towards non-striking Taxi drivers and managers.
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Friends of the Library Association - Organized March 1949
An undated newspaper clipping probably published in the Orlando Morning Sentinel or Evening Star, announced that Mrs. Ruth McCullough Maguire was elected president of the newly organized Friends of the Library Assn. sponsored by the Winter Park - Orlando Zonta...
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Ruth Schankweiler Butler
My father gets to Lake Monroe with his truck and at that time there was no I-4, he was going around Lake Monroe with their palm trees and just fell in love. And he sent my mom a postcard and...
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Gassing Up for G. T. Willey
My name is Don Dunn and I've lived in the Orlando area since 1961, but visited for the first time in 1947 in the springtime... there were six of us in a '38 Chevrolet that belonged to my stepfather, my...
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Albertson Public Library - Bookmobile
A proposal for the addition of a Bookmobile was presented to the board of the Albertson Public Library by the Orange County Chamber of Commerce in early 1949. The ladies of the Orlando Sorosis Club decided that a Bookmobile that...
People
Greg May
Greg May worked as an AQUARIST at Sea World from 1975 - 1977. That's where he met Barbara Walters from ABC News. He recounts this memory about Ms. Walters:"Barbara Walters wanted to watch me feed the sharks. She thought it...
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Mrs. Marilee Griffin Ivy Oral History Interview
My folks were pioneers of Orange County and my grandfather came down in the late 1800's around the Civil War time. And he bought land up around Lake Griffin up around Wildwood and that lake was named after them. And...
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Paul's Truck Stop: Homemade Pies, Delicious Coffee
Ruth Butler, describes the business her parents, Paul and Doris Schankweiler, started in the spring of 1947 in this excerpt from an oral history interview on April 16, 2014. LISTEN. Paul and Doris Schwankweiler with their three daughters baby Lois,...
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Ralph Hansel: Pine Castle Pioneer Oral History
My name is Ralph Hansel I was born in Orlando and I moved down here to Pine Castle where I live now. I've never lived anywhere else I've only moved once in my life, from where I was born to...
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A Rose Bouquet for Mother of Bishop William Donald Borders
Joanne Serros presents a bouquet of red roses to Mrs. Borders, mother of Bishop William Donald Borders, at the reception held for him as the first bishop of the Diocese of Orlando. VIEW PHOTO.The reception was held in the Egyptian...