Melbourne Collection

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Melbourne Collection

Alternative Title

Melbourne Collection


Melbourne (Fla).


Collection of digital images, documents, and other records depicting the history of Melbourne, Florida. Series descriptions are based on special topics, the majority of which students focused their metadata entries around.

Paleo-Indians were the first known inhabitants of the present-day Melbourne area. After the American Civil War, non-native pioneers began settling the area. Melbourne, formerly called "Crane Creek," was founded by former slaves in 1867.

In 1919, most of Downtown Melbourne was destroyed by a fire. The Naval Air Station (NAS) Melbourne was established in late 1942 to train Navy and Marine pilots during World War II. After closing in 1946, the property became the Melbourne International Airport. In 1969, Eau Gallie merged with Melbourne.


Cepero, Nancy Lynn

Is Part Of

Brevard County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.






Melbourne, Florida


Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"The History of Melbourne." Melbourne, Florida.

Collection Items

Brevard Zoo, 2000
The Brevard Zoo, located at 8225 North Wickham Road in Melbourne, Florida, in 2000. Pictured in the photograph are, from left to right: an unidentified child, Alicia Lynn Cepero; Robert "Bobby" James Lenahan, Jr.; Laura Lynn Cepero; and Lynn Lenahan…
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