People
LBJ's Lake Eola Handshake
President Lyndon B. Johnson, the first president ever to sleep in Orlando, stayed at the Cherry Plaza just around the corner from the Buning's family home on Lake Eola during his 1964 campaign visit. Alice Buning remembers competing with her brother, Rick ... Read more
People
Gerald Ford at Florida Technological University
Sometime between 1974 and 1975, President Gerald R. Ford visited the campus of  Florida Technological University now University of Central Florida. My husband was attending school there and had the opportunity to meet him and snap a few photos. With ... Read more
Events
President Nixon at FTU
On 8 June 1973, then President Richard M. Nixon addressed graduates and guests numbering almost 10,000 in front of the administration building. The cement pond was drained and graduates sat in chairs placed in that area creating an instant amphitheater. M ... Read more