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Denali Moose Tracks 10,000 Ice Cream Scoop Challenge
On June 8th 2016, the Denali Moose Tracks 10,000 Ice Cream Scoop Challenge took place at the Orange County Regional History Center. Free scoops of Mayfield Dairy Farms Moose Tracks ice cream were given out to each member of the community who visited the e ... Read more
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Edward W. Fishback
Born here in 1911, the son of Davis Erwin and Lillian (Wilmot) Fishback.  In this recording Mr. Fishback reads and discusses his recollections of life here in Orlando.  This interview was conducted by James R. Spence on November 8, 1994.  W ... Read more
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Corbett Dodd
Basil Corbett Dodd started his own dairy business in Goldenrod at the age of 17 and served as a Seminole County commissioner for over a dozen years.  Born on February 2, 1907, Mr. Dodd's parents moved to central Florida in 1910 from West Virginia.He ... Read more
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Orville Rhoads Davis
Orville Rhoads Davis came to Orlando in 1929 to serve as principal of Memorial Junior High School, which was located on Rosalind Avenue, facing Lake Eola, where The Metropolitan at Lake Eola condominiums stands today.  (Many may remember this locatio ... Read more
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Fanny and Donald Cheney
Hatabel Hyer interviewed Judge Cheney and his wife Fanny Sophia Robinson Cheney on June 20, 1974.  Mrs. Cheney moved to Orlando from Sanford as a child with her parents. After attending public schools in the city she enrolled at Rollins College, wher ... Read more
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Judge Donald Cheney
Judge Donald Cheney - (Born January 23, 1889) Donald Alexander Cheney was the son of Judge John Moses Cheney who moved here from Massachusetts in 1885.  After attending local public grade schools Donald graduated from Rollins College Academy (prep sc ... Read more
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Mary Branham
Mary Branham - This is a copy of a recording of Mary Branham made by her great nephew, John Abberger.  John states that his great aunt "lived her whole life" in a residency on the shores of Lake Lucern (her parents moved here in 1885 from Tennessee) ... Read more
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Frank W. Chase, Sr. - Citrus grower
Born (1908) and raised in Sanford, Florida, Mr. Chase tells of riding up and down Florida's rivers on steam driven paddle boats; narrow and standard  gauge trains; air plane rides; and Florida's citrus industry. This interview was conducted on A ... Read more
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Jack Branham, Sr.
Jack Branham, Sr. is remembered as one of Orlando's most respected businessmen.  During World War I he served in the Navy, then attended Rollins College.  After a stint in the automobile business he joined with Richard Tucker  to form Tucke ... Read more
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Sheriff Jim Black
Mr. Black came to Orlando at the age of 17 in 1908 to work for the Orlando Water and Light Company which was owned by Judge John Moses Cheney.  Subjects he discusses in this interview are:  wife's family - the Matchetts;  the Daetwyler nurs ... Read more
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Dixie P. Barber
Dixie Barber - Supervisor of Elections for 24 years.  Part 1: Dixie arrives in Orlando (1921); Meets Katz Barber, her husband; Mizell feud; Phar family; Conway area; Store; dead son; Education. Part 2: Katz Barber; Started working in the Registration ... Read more
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Martin Andersen
Mr. Martin Andersen (4 part interview) - Publisher of the Orlando Sentinel and his wife Gracia Barr Andersen discuss coming to Orlando - first impressions; early newspaper career; colorful citizens; acquiring the newspaper; selling it to the Chicago Tribu ... Read more