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Beardall Park

On September 17, 1973 the City of Orlando dedicated Beardall Park in honor of Mayor William “Billy” Beardall. The program created for the dedication includes his photograph, an aerial view of the park, list of dignitaries a brief bio of Major Beardall from birth through his final year as mayor in 1952. 

Persons mentioned in the program: William Beardall, Carl T. Langford, Dean O’Kelley Whitaker, Lt. David Olive, J. Rolfe Davis, W. M. Sanderlin, Donald L. Crenshaw, George L. Stuart, Jr., Arthur R. Kennedy, Henry W. Ostermeyer, William Hamer Beardall, Shadie Livingston Hamer, Harald Martyn Beardall, Shadie Livingston Beardall, Jon Bonser Beardall.

The program also gives the history of another landmark that stood on the site of the park for many years. It states that at a future date a monument would be erected in Beardall Park in memory of Mayor Beardall’s son, Captain Harald Martyl Beardall II who gave his life while serving his country during the Korean conflict. 

Peruse the entire program.  Read the newspaper article about the time capsule.

This item is in the Orlando Parks Beardall Park file at the Orlando Public Library.

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Dedication of Beardall Park

Newspaper artcile from the Orlando Sentinel about the dedication of Beardall Park and opening of the time capsule.

Beardall Park Dedication Program

Peruse the program from the dedication of Beardall Park on September 17, 1973.

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