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Senator John F. Kennedy and Charles Gray
Senator John F. Kennedy is pictured center stage at the Florida Blue Key Banquet at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Orlando's Charles Gray, pictured far left in his student days, invited Senator Kennedy to speak at the event. Mr. Gray...
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Orlando Senior High School 1942 Yearbook
The images are from the 1942  Tigando  yearbook  that belonged to Senior Jet Wintter Seghers. Jet's daughter donated the yearbook to the Orlando Public Library. The wishes and messages found in the yearbook were from Jet's friends.The images...
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Orlando Senior High School 1940 Yearbook
The 1940 Tigando - yearbook of the Orlando Senior High School, Orlando, Florida, divided into six sections for ease in viewing and downloading. From the title page: The 1940 Tigando, Volume Fifteen; a yearbook issued by The Senior Class of the...
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Orlando circa 1968
Explore the pages of a booklet published around 1968 with information and photographs of Orlando and surrounding areas including shopping, sports, education, leisure, employment, real estate and more. The purpose of the publication appears to be to entice indi...
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Dr. Wehr
Dr. Wehr speaks about his new book: Dateline Pine Castle: Will Wallace Harney's Stories of Central Florida, 1870-1890 at the Pine Castle Women's Club on June 22, 2014.LISTEN Part I (16:30)   Introductions by Ruthie Harrell, Jeremy Weinsier, and Shirl...
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Janet Reno Visits Grand Avenue Elementary School
Janet Reno visits Grand Avenue Elementary School. Photos from the event can be found in the 1997-2000 Grand Avenue School Scrapbook. VIEW. Florida native Janet Reno served as U.S. Attorney General from February 1993 until January 2001. Ms. Reno was the...
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Mrs. Saundra Gray Welcomes Mr. Walt Disney to Florida
Stunning Florida native and top flight water skier, Mrs. Saundra Gray welcomes Mr. Walt Disney to the Sunshine State. Pictured from left to right are Walt Disney, Saundra Gray, Charles Gray, and Florida Governor Haydon Burns. Orlando attorney Charles G...
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James Carson Robinson - Jim Robinson
 From Biographical Sketches of some of the people who worked for the law firms started in 1908 by LeRoy B. Giles (Florida collection at the Orlando Public Library FLORIDA 975.924 ROB). Jim Robinson was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina and...
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Glenn F. Miller - Library Director 1970-1995
Glenn F. Miller was born December 5, 1937 in Saginaw, Michigan, 4th of 11 children to Herbert and Evelyn Miller. Miller attended elementary school, junior high and senior high school in Saginaw, Michigan. An avid reader, Miller began clerking in...
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My Grandparents' House
  My grandfather built his house. My dad gave him the property. At the time they were tearing down some of the old barracks from Pine Castle Air Force Base, this was before McCoy. I guess after WWII they didn't think...
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Clara Elizabeth Wendel - Director
On February 1, 1943, Miss Clara Elizabeth Wendel, a graduate of Florida State University and the University of Michigan, formerly instructor of Library Science at Florida State University, succeeded Miss Olive Brumbaugh, becoming the second librarian/d...
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Historic Orlando
Explore the history of Orlando through photographs, histories, brochures, newspaper clippings, maps, postcards, and more.Featuring images of Orlando from before the advent of the automobile when horse and buggies traversed the earthen streets all the way to th...