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Florida Artist Barbara Tiffany: Oral History Interview
Award winning artist Barbara Tiffany is Director of the Painting and Drawing Department and Curator of Exhibitions at Crealde School of Art. She has an outstanding legacy of contribution in Florida as a fine artist and an art educator. Her...
Organizations
R. C. de Gueherys Rubber Stamps
[Essay and photos submitted by Virginia de Guehery Bruton] Rudolph C. de Guehery opened his rubber stamp business in 1939 in the O'Neal Arcade at 120 North Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando. The business then moved to this photographed location (105...
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Dr. Alzo Jackson Reddick: Oral History Interview
The first African-American from Orlando elected to the Florida Legislature and the first black male to pass two constitutional amendments, Alzo Reddick grew up at 700 West Jackson Street in downtown Orlando. Dr. Reddick would later lead the historic preservation...
Events
Windermere Memory Event at Franklin W. Chase Memorial Library
As John Mills Nabers has said in 2004, living in Windermere is a special privilege. Its residents tend to form an emotional bond to the town. Over the years people have written poems about it; some have written songs.  They...
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WWII Veteran Charlie Hayes: a Pine Castle Oral History
Charlie Hayes, I am from Pine Castle, Florida. I was born and raised here.LISTEN Part I (18:10) What was a typical Sunday like for you growing up? Not getting caught in mischief. If you had energy to burn you had to...
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World War II: George Rollins at Sainte Mere Eglise
WWII Veteran Charlie Hayes of Pine Castle shares this World War II photo of his brother in law near the battle at Sainte Mere Eglise in Normandy. LISTEN as Charlie Hayes describes the photo in this excerpt from an oral history...
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Barbara Tiffany: Artist Oral History Interview
Award winning artist Barbara Tiffany is Director of the Painting and Drawing Department and Curator of Exhibitions at Crealde School of Art. She has an outstanding legacy of contribution in Florida as a fine artist and an art educator. Her...
People
Oral History Interview with Martin Inventor David L. Emmons
My name is David Leach Emmons and I was born and raised in Wyoming and I lived in Arkansas for a while and then I came to Florida in the 1950's. I came here because I couldn't really make a...
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History of the Pine Castle Fire Department 1948-1981
In 1947, a group of local men formed the Pine Castle Volunteer Fire Department. They purchased a lot at 1106 East Wallace Street and began building a fire station. While their building was under construction, they rented the newly built...
People
Dr. Alzo Jackson Reddick, Oral History Interview
Alzo Jackson Reddick, born November 15, 1937 in Alturas, Florida which is a little fruit community outside of Bartow. Attended Union Academy in Bartow, Florida and moved to Orlando during the time I was in the first grade. So I've...
Organizations
Showalter Flying Service
Listen as Showalter Flying Service owners Bob and Kim Showalter share the history of the aviation company and our community in this oral history interview at Showalter Flying Service at Orlando Executive Airport on January 14, 2015. LISTEN Part I (18:42)...
People
Donald Hickman: Oral History Interview with the Director of the Pershing Missile Project
The trade that President Reagan made was he'd take Pershing II's out of Europe if they would decommission all the SS-20's.  And that happened. So that was a big deal. I never realized at the time, I don't think, how...