Hatabel Hyer
Miss Hyer was the oldest daughter of Edward Pringle Hyer who came here from Georgia with three of his brothers in 1875. Edward operated his own school books and supplies store on Orange Avenue from 1886 to 1889, and served on the city council during the 1 ... Read more
"The Neighborhood" by Lyle Shaffer
Original story by WWII Veteran Lyle Shaffer about his memories of his Central Florida neighborhood. Veteran Shaffer currently resides at the Orlando VA Community Living Center and participated in the Hospitalized Veterans Writing Project. ... Read more
Scenes Central Florida Circa 1900
Sanford House hotel in Sanford; Rogers House in Winter Park, the canal in Winter Park, Bigelow House and orange grove in Maitland, Lake Wilcox and Magnolia House in Orlando. Photographic drawings from a circa 1900 tourist booklet called Palatka Florida - ... Read more