Orlando Army Air Base
[The following Historical Sketch is from the 1959 Guide to the Orlando Air Force Base, Florida. Armed Forces Directory Service; Eugene, Oregon.] ORLANDO Air Force Base has been an integral part of the Central Florida community since August, 1940, when the...
The Martin Company
In 1956, Orlando was the growing center of a citrus industry.  In September of that year the Baltimore based Glenn L. Martin Company announced that it had bought nearly 12 square miles of land southwest of Orlando to build their...