Oviedo Historical Society Collection

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Oviedo Garage by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of the Oviedo Garage, a complete automotive service business located at 139 North Central Avenue in Downtown Oviedo, Florida, operated by Bob Slavik and Helen…

Lake Jessup Morning by Bettye Reagan, 2012
A painting of Lake Jesup in 2012 by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida. One of the largest lakes in Central Florida, Lake Jesup is located along the middle basin of the St. Johns River. In the 1990s, after decades of pollution, the lake…

Seminole Trail by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, featuring people along the Cross Seminole Trail. The trail was created from the former railroad line of the Sanford & Indian River Railroad, running between Sanford and Oviedo. In…

Oviedo Chickens by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, featuring chickens at the Cross Seminole Trail. The trail was created from the former railroad line of the Sanford & Indian River Railroad, running between Sanford and Oviedo. In the…

Grinding Sugar Cane by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, depicting farmworkers grinding sugarcane at the Wheeler family farm. The Wheelers lived at 340 South Lake Jessup Avenue in Oviedo, Florida. The family patriarch, Benjamin Franklin…

Econ River by Bettye Reagan
A painting of the Econlockhatchee River by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida. Called the Econ River for short, this tributary is the longest river in the state of Florida. The Econ River flows north from Lake Conlin, through the…

Grandma Aulin by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, of Mary Alice Powell Aulin (1904-1993) with three of her great grandchildren: Reagan Nicole Wilder (1978-), Brandie Lee Wilder (1980-), and Robert Brady Wilder (1982-). Alice Aulin was…

Road to Clifton by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of the road to Clifton Springs, a spring in Oviedo, Florida. Clifton Springs was named in honor of the hometown of Dr. Henry Foster, a wealthy grower from Lake…

Road to Clifton
The road to Clifton Springs, a spring in Oviedo, Florida, in the early 1900s. Clifton Springs was named in honor of the hometown of Dr. Henry Foster, a wealthy grower from Lake Charm in Oviedo. Originally called White's Wharf, the site marks the…

Peters Shoes by Bettye Reagan, 1986
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of Downtown Oviedo, Florida sometime, between 1880 and 1919. The painting depicts two past businesses located on Broadway: Peters Shoes and J. B. Jones and…

Oviedo Hotel by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of Hotel Oviedo in Oviedo, Florida. The Timucuan Native Americans originally inhabited the area of present-day Oviedo, although the remains of their settlements…

Hotel Oviedo
Hotel Oviedo in Oviedo, Florida. The Timucuan Native Americans originally inhabited the area of present-day Oviedo, although the remains of their settlements have disappeared. Homesteaders arrived along the shores of Lake Jesup in 1865 just after the…

Oviedo by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of Broadway in Downtown Oviedo, Florida, during the 1940s. The Timucuan Native Americans originally inhabited the area of present-day Oviedo, although the…

Broadway in Downtown Oviedo
Broadway in Downtown Oviedo, Florida, during the 1940s. The Timucuan Native Americans originally inhabited the area of present-day Oviedo, although the remains of their settlements have disappeared. Homesteaders arrived along the shores of Lake Jesup…

Andrew Aulin, Sr. by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), the Swedish immigrant credited with naming the town of Oviedo, Florida. Aulin immigrated to Oviedo in 1870 and, in 1879, he was…

Mikler Playhouse by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of the backyard of Paul Mikler, a history teacher and coach from Oviedo, Florida. Mikler was born on July 8, 1916, and was raised in Slavia, an unincorporated…

Backyard of Paul Mikler
The backyard of Paul Mikler, a history teacher and coach from Oviedo, Florida. Mikler was born on July 8, 1916, and was raised in Slavia, an unincorporated community that was once part of Oviedo. He taught at Oviedo High School (OHS), where he was…

Need No Title by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of Mary Alice Powell Aulin (1904-1993) at the Winter Park Hospital in Winter Park, Florida, as she is being visited by her daughter, Bettye Jean Aulin Reagan…

Bettye Jean Aulin Reagan and James Phelps Richardson Visiting Mary Alice Powell Aulin at the Winter Park Hospital
Mary Alice Powell Aulin (1904-1993) at the Winter Park Hospital in Winter Park, Florida, as she is being visited by her daughter, Bettye Jean Aulin Reagan (1923-), and her great grandson, James Phelps Richardson (1987-). Alice Aulin was born in…

Meads Woods Picnic No. 2 by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of a picnic at Meads Woods near Oviedo, Florida. Mead Woods was named after Dr. Theodore Luqueer Mead (1852-1936), who was famous for hybridizing orchids,…

Meads Woods Picnic by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of a picnic at Meads Woods near Oviedo, Florida. Mead Woods was named after Dr. Theodore Luqueer Mead (1852-1936), who was famous for hybridizing orchids,…

Picnic at Meads Woods
A picnic at Meads Woods near Oviedo, Florida. Mead Woods was named after Dr. Theodore Luqueer Mead (1852-1936), who was famous for hybridizing orchids, amaryllis, and caladiums. Dr. T. L. Mead migrated from New York to Eustis, Florida, in 1869, and…

Wekiva River Bridge by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of the first bridge built across the Wekiva River. The Wekiva River, sometimes spelled Wekiwa, in a river originating in Apopka and joining the St. Johns River.…

Wood Used For 1st Wekiva River Bridge
The first bridge built across the Wekiva River in Florida. The Wekiva River, sometimes spelled Wekiwa, in a river originating in Apopka and joining the St. Johns River. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has designated Wekiva…

Lake Jessup Morning by Bettye Reagan, 2001
A painting of Lake Jesup in 2001 by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida. One of the largest lakes in Central Florida, Lake Jesup is located along the middle basin of the St. Johns River. In the 1990s, after decades of pollution, the lake…

Sunday Afternoon Baseball by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of men, possibly students, playing baseball in front of the Oviedo School, located at 601 King Street in Oviedo, Florida, in the 1940s. The school was first…

Oviedo Baseball Game
A photograph of men, possibly students, playing baseball in front of the Oviedo School, located at 601 King Street in Oviedo, Florida, in the 1940s. The school was first established in 1932 as a K-12 school. In 1948, the secondary grades separated…

Oviedo Garage
The Oviedo Garage, a complete automotive service business located at 139 North Central Avenue in Downtown Oviedo, Florida, operated by Bob Slavik and Helen Slavik. The garage was built within the first decade after the end of World War II. The…

Dakin Family Picnic by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of the Dakin family in Georgetown, Florida. The family consisted of George W. B. Dakin and Anna Marie Olcott Dakin, along with their children: Florence Dakin,…

Dakin Family in Georgetown
The Dakin family in Georgetown, Florida. The family consisted of George W. B. Dakin and Anna Marie Olcott Dakin, along with their children: Florence Dakin, Leonard Dakin, Paul Dakin, and Jesse Messmore Dakin. The Dakins owned Racimo Plantation, an…

Dakin Family by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of George W. B. Dakin with his daughter, Florence Dakin, and wife, Anna Marie Olcott Dakin, at the Racimo Plantation, an orange grove along the St. Johns River,…

Lawton's Store by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of the Lawton General Store Oviedo, Florida sometime between 1900 and 1939. The store was run by two brothers: Thomas Willington Lawton (1882-1963) and Winborn…

Peters Shoes by Bettye Reagan, 2001
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of Downtown Oviedo, Florida sometime, between 1880 and 1919. The painting depicts two past businesses located on Broadway: Peters Shoes and J. B. Jones and…

Wolcott Home by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of the Whitney-Wolcott House, located at 6297 Lake Charm Circle, near Lake Charm in Oviedo, Florida. After buying property from Dr. Henry Foster in 1886, Calvin…

Whitney-Wolcott House
The Whitney-Wolcott House, located at 6297 Lake Charm Circle, near Lake Charm in Oviedo, Florida. After buying property from Dr. Henry Foster in 1886, Calvin Whitney built his Victorian Revival-style, two-story winter home near Lake Charm. Whitney,…

Duda Celery Farm by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of farm workers loading celery onto a truck in Slavia, Florida. Slavia was established in 1911 when the Slavia Colony Company purchased about 1,200 acres of land…

Loading Celery
A black and white newspaper photograph of farm workers loading celery onto a truck in Slavia, Florida. Slavia was established in 1911 when the Slavia Colony Company purchased about 1,200 acres of land west of Oviedo. The earliest settlers of the…

Dindas Feeding Chickens by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of two women feeding chickens on a farm in Slavia, Florida. Slavia was established in 1911 when the Slavia Colony Company purchased about 1,200 acres of land…

Dinda Family Hauling Logs by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of Michael Dinda, Sr. (1863-1935) and his twin sons, Michael Jacob Dinda, Jr. (1895-1978) and John Paul Dinda (1895-1968) hauling logs in Slavia, Florida, around…

Loading Celery by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of Joe Lee, an African-American laborer, with Blue Goose celery at Charles Simeon Lee, Sr.'s farm in Oviedo, Florida, in 1928. The two Lees were of no relation.…

Church Picnic by Bettye Reagan
A painting created by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, in 1996. The painting was inspired by photograph of a Sunday school picnic at Clifton Springs located near Lake Jesup in Oviedo, Florida, on November 12, 1910. Some of the…

Nelson and Company by Bettye Reagan
A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of the Nelson and Company Packing Plant in 1913. The business was originally founded by Steen Nelson and Gus Nelson and called Nelson Brothers. The company…

Bettye Reagan Pastel Paintings
A resume for Bettye Reagan (b. 1934), a pastel painter based in Lake Mary, Florida. Born on January 27, 1934, Reagan is the granddaughter of Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), who is credited with naming Oviedo. Reagan married Joel Edwin McGill in 1952…

Ancestors of Bettye Jean Aulin
A family tree showing the ancestors of Bettye Jean Aulin Reagan (b. 1934), a pastel painter based in Lake Mary, Florida. Born on January 27, 1934, Reagan is the granddaughter of Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), who is credited with naming Oviedo.…

Ancestors of Debbie Lynn Reagan
A family tree showing the ancestors of Debbie Lynn Reagan (b. 1958), the great-granddaughter of Emma Leonora Lawton Aulin (1853-1907) and Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), the Swedish immigrant credited with naming the town of Oviedo, Florida. Reagan…

Mary Leonora Aulin and Alice Kathryn Aulin
Mary "Lona" Lenora Aulin (b. 1924) and Alice Kathryn Aulin (b. 1926), daughters of Andrew Aulin, Jr. (1893-1964) and Mary Alice Powell Aulin (1904-1993) and granddaughters of Emma Leonora Lawton Aulin (1853-1907) and Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918),…

Mary Alice Powell Aulin, Alice Irene Bartlett, Patricia Eileen Bartlett, Mary Leonora Aulin Bartlett, Andrew Aulin, and Llewellyn Roberts Bartlett, Jr.
Mary Alice Powell Aulin (1904-1993), who goes by Alice, and Andrew Aulin, Jr. (1893-1964) with their daughter, their son-in-law, and their grandchildren. Photographed from left to right are Alice Aulin, Alice Irene Bartlett (b. 1949), Patricia…

Alice Kathryn Aulin, Charles Warren Aulin, Mary Leonora Aulin, Andrew Aulin, and Bettye Jean Aulin
The children of Andrew Aulin, Jr. (1893-1964) and Mary Alice Powell Aulin (1904-1993).In the back row are, from left to right, Alice Kathryn Aulin (b. 1926); Charles Warren Aulin, Sr. (1927-1964); Mary "Lona" Leonora Aulin (b. 1924). Andrew Aulin,…

Alice Irene Bartlett, Mary Leonora Aulin Bartlett, Patricia Eileen Bartlett, and Llewellyn Roberts Bartlett, Jr.
Mary "Lona" Leonora Aulin Bartlett (b. 1924) and Llewellyn "Lew" Roberts Bartlett, Jr. (b. 1921) with her two eldest daughters, Patricia "Trish" Eileen Bartlett (b. 1948), and Alice Irene Bartlett (b. 1949). Lona was the granddaughter of Emma Leonora…

Patricia Eileen Bartlett, Mary Leonora Aulin Bartlett, and Alice Irene Bartlett
Mary "Lona" Leonora Aulin Bartlett (b. 1924) with her two eldest daughters, Patricia "Trish" Eileen Bartlett (b. 1948) and Alice Irene Bartlett (b. 1949). Lona was the granddaughter of Emma Leonora Lawton Aulin (1853-1907) and Andrew Aulin, Sr.…

Mary Leonora Aulin with Child
Mary "Lona" Lenora Aulin (b. 1924) with a child. Aulin was the daughter of Emma Leonora Lawton Aulin (1853-1907) and Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), the Swedish immigrant credited with naming the town of Oviedo, Florida. She married Llewellyn "Lew"…

Alice Kathryn Aulin, Madelyn Bogard, and Mary Leonora Aulin
Alice Kathryn Aulin (b. 1926), Madelyn Bogard, and Mary "Lona" Lenora Aulin (b. 1924) in 1940. The Aulin sisters were the daughters of Emma Leonora Lawton Aulin (1853-1907) and Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), the Swedish immigrant credited with naming…

Mary Leonora Aulin as May Queen
Mary "Lona" Lenora Aulin (b. 1924) as May Queen in honor of the 1942 May Day holiday, celebrating the coming of spring. Aulin was the daughter of Emma Leonora Lawton Aulin (1853-1907) and Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), the Swedish immigrant credited…

Alice Kathryn Aulin, Mary Leonora Aulin, and Charles Warren Aulin, Sr.
Alice Kathryn Aulin (b. 1926), Mary "Lona" Lenora Aulin (b. 1924), and Charles Warren Aulin, Sr. (1927-1964), children of Andrew Aulin, Jr. (1893-1964) and Mary Alice Powell Aulin (1904-1993) and grandchildren of Emma Leonora Lawton Aulin (1853-1907)…

Mary Leonora Aulin and Alice Kathryn Aulin
Mary "Lona" Lenora Aulin (b. 1924) and Alice Kathryn Aulin (b. 1926), who are the daughters of Andrew Aulin, Jr. (1893-1964) and Mary Alice Powell Aulin (1904-1993) and granddaughters of Emma Leonora Lawton Aulin (1853-1907) and Andrew Aulin, Sr.…

Children at the First Baptist Church of Oviedo
Children at the First Baptist Church of Oviedo, which was founded in 1869, with its first service led by Reverend W. G. Powell on the property of W. H. Luther, located along Lake Jessup Avenue. The first church building was made of wood and was…

Girls' Auxiliary at the First Baptist Church of Oviedo
The Girls' Auxiliary (GA) at the First Baptist Church of Oviedo. The GA was officially founded in 1913 as a Baptist organization for young girls. The First Baptist Church of Oviedo was founded in 1869, with its first service led by Reverend W. G.…

Mary Leonora Aulin, Charles Warren Aulin, Sr., Alice Kathryn Aulin, Bettye Jean Aulin, and Andrew Aulin, Jr.
The children of Andrew Aulin, Jr. (1893-1964) and Mary Alice Powell Aulin (1904-1993). In the back row are, from left to right, Mary "Lona" Lenora Aulin (b. 1924), Charles Warren Aulin, Sr. (1927-1964), and Alice Kathryn Aulin (b. 1926). Bettye Jean…

Theodore Aulin, Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth Grogan
Theodore "Judge" Aulin, Sr. (1874-1961) with his niece, Margaret Elizabeth Grogan (b. 1919). Aulin was the son of Emma Leonora Lawton Aulin (1853-1907) and Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), the Swedish immigrant credited with naming the town of Oviedo,…

Mary Hannah Aulin Grogan and Martha Lenora Aulin Wheeler
Mary Hannah Aulin Grogan (1887-1964) and Martha "Mattie" Lenora Aulin Wheeler (1884-1963), the daughters of Emma Lenora "Lona" Lawton Aulin (1853-1907) and Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), the Swedish immigrant credited with naming the town of Oviedo,…

Bettye Reagan Pamphlet
A pamphlet about Bettye Jean Aulin Reagan (b. 1934), a pastel painter based in Lake Mary, Florida. Born on January 27, 1934, Reagan is the granddaughter of Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), who is credited with naming Oviedo. Reagan married Joel Edwin…

Robert Lee Wheeler, Sr. and Martha Lenora Aulin Wheeler
Robert Lee Wheeler, Sr. (1881-1955) and Martha "Mattie" Lenora Aulin Wheeler (1884-1963), the daughter of Emma Lenora "Lona" Lawton Aulin (1853-1907) and Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), the Swedish immigrant credited with naming the town of Oviedo,…

Andrew Aulin, Jr. at Age 12
Andrew Aulin, Jr. (1893-1964) at age 12. Aulin was born on May 20, 1893, to Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918) and Emma Leonora Lawton Aulin (1853-1907). Aulin's father was the Swedish immigrant credited with naming the town of Oviedo, Florida. Aulin…

Oral History of Bernie Blackwood
An oral history interview of Bernard O. Blackwood, conducted by Alexandra Dobson on March 19, 2015. Blackwood was born on April 9, 1933, and attended the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, Florida. After graduating from college, Blackwood…

Oral History of Edwin White and Carolyn White
An oral history interview of Edwin White and Carolyn White, conducted by Porsha Dossie on April 18, 2015. Around 1967, the Whites moved to Oviedo, Florida, where they established a horse ranch. In the interview, the Whites discuss how Oviedo has…

Oral History of Bettye Jean Aulin Reagan
An oral history interview of Bettye Jean Aulin Reagan, conducted by Rebecca Schwandt on April 2, 2015. Born January 27, 1934, Reagan is the granddaughter of Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), who is credited with naming Oviedo, Florida. In this oral…

Oral History of Alice Kathryn Aulin Bunch
An oral history interview of Alice Kathryn Aulin Bunch (1926-), conducted by Porsha Dossie on April 18, 2015. Bunch was born in in Oviedo, Florida, on July 2, 1926. After graduating from Oviedo High School, Bunch began working in a bank in Downtown…

Oral History of James Marion Jones
An oral history of James Marion Jones, conducted by Elizabeth Tammaro on March 19, 2015. Jones, who was born June 19, 1945, grew up in Oviedo, Florida, and had a long career as teacher and assistant principal in Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS).…

Oral History of Julia Nadine Davis Aulin
An oral history interview of Nadine Davis Aulin, conducted by Sarah Schneider at the Alafaya Branch Library of the Orange County Library System in Orlando, Florida, on March 13, 2015. Born in 1945, Aulin grew up in Orlando and migrated to Oviedo as…

Oral History of Lars D. White
An oral history of Lars D. White, conducted by Sarah Thorncroft on March 27, 2015. In the interview, White discusses the transformation of Oviedo, Florida, from small agricultural community to a suburb of the University of Central Florida (UCF) in…

Oral History of Ingrid Bryant
In this interview, Ingrid Bryant, a long-time resident of Oviedo, Florida, recalls her experiences growing up and living in this community. Bryant discusses her birth in Munich, Germany, in 1944, during the height of World War II, and her subsequent…

Mary Alice Aulin Dies at Age 88
A newspaper obituary published in The Oviedo Voice for Mary Alice Powell Aulin (1904-1993). Aulin was born in Sanford, Florida, to parents Charles Powell and Mary Maude Rabun Powell. Aulin arrived in Oviedo in 1921 to work as a switchboard operator…

Oviedo Best in World
A newspaper article about R. H. Noegel's Rexall Drug Store in Oviedo, Florida. The article also briefly describes the story behind the naming of the town of Oviedo. Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), the Swede credited with naming Oviedo, immigrated to…

Letter from Steen Nelson to Annie Tes Rae (July 20, 1938)
A letter of correspondence from Steen Nelson, co-founder of Nelson and Company, to Annie Tes Rae, a representative of the Southern Women's Study Club, dated July 20, 1938. In the letter, Nelson explains how the town of Oviedo was named. Andrew Aulin,…

Diary of Narcissa Melissa Lawton: Summer Oaks Plantation, Georgia, 1862
A transcription of the diary of Narcissa Melissa Lawton (1817-1883), who lived much of her adult life on the Summer Oaks Plantation in Thomas County, Georgia, with her husband, Alexander Benjamin Lawton (1809-1861). Together, the couple had seven…

Andrew Aulin
Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), the Swedish immigrant credited with naming the town of Oviedo, Florida. Aulin immigrated to Oviedo in 1870 and, in 1879, he was appointed the postmaster of the area formerly called the Lake Jesup Settlement. Aulin also…

Emma Lenora Lawton Aulin
Emma Lenora Lawton Aulin (1853-1907), nicknamed Lona, was the daughter of Alexander Benjamin Lawton (1809-1861) and Narcissa Melissa Lawton (1817-1883). She was born on November 5, 1853 in Hampton County, South Carolina. Aulin later married a Swedish…

Andrew Aulin, Sr.
Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), the Swedish immigrant credited with naming the town of Oviedo, Florida. Aulin immigrated to Oviedo in 1870 and, in 1879, he was appointed the postmaster of the area formerly called the Lake Jesup Settlement. Aulin also…

Baseball Game in Oviedo
A photograph of men, possibly students, playing baseball in front of the Oviedo School, located at 601 King Street in Oviedo, Florida, around 1950 or 1951. The school was first established in 1932 as a K-12 school. In 1948, the secondary grades…

Lawton Brothers Store, 1910
A photograph of the Lawton Brothers Store in Oviedo, Florida, in 1910. The man behind the cash register in the photograph is likely Thomas Willington Lawton (1882-1963) or his brother, Winborn Joseph Lawton, Sr. (1881-1971). T. W. Lawton graduated…

Old Downtown Oviedo
Downtown Oviedo, Florida sometime between 1880 and 1919. The Timucuan Native Americans Originally inhabited the area of present-day Oviedo, although the remains of their settlements have disappeared. Homesteaders arrived along the shores of Lake…

Michael Dinda, Sr., Michael Dinda, Jr., and John Dinda
Michael Dinda, Sr. (1863-1935) and his twin sons, Michael Jacob Dinda, Jr. (1895-1978) and John Paul Dinda (1895-1968) hauling logs in Slavia, Florida, around 1915. Dinda was one of the founders of both Slavia and of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Dinda…

Joe Lee on Charles Simeon Lee's Farm
Joe Lee, an African-American laborer, with Blue Goose celery at Charles Simeon Lee, Sr.'s farm in Oviedo, Florida, in 1928. The two Lees were of no relation. C. S. Lee (1892-1991) was born on October 27, 1892, and married Goldie Eva Beckley Lee…

Sunday School Picnic at Clifton Springs
A Sunday school picnic at Clifton Springs located near Lake Jesup in Oviedo, Florida. Although the caption states that the photograph was likely take around 1912, the precise date has been determined to be November 12, 1910. Some of the individuals…

Nelson & Co. and Wheeler Advertisement
A newspaper advertisement for Nelson and Company and Wheeler Fertilizer Company. The business was originally founded by Steen Nelson and Gus Nelson and called Nelson Brothers. The company changed its name to Nelson and Company after it became a…

Lawton Family History
The family history the Lawtons of the Summer Oaks plantation in Thomas County, Georgia. This family history centers around Alexander Benjamin Lawton (1809-1861) and his wife, Narcissa Melissa Lawton (1817-1883). Together, the couple had seven…

Meeting Squeezed In Between Storms
A newspaper article published in The Oviedo Voice on September 16, 2004. The article discusses an Oviedo City Council meeting and a number of resolutions to be considered at the meeting. The resolutions dealt with a surplus of 1989 Duplex American…

City Appoints New Fire Chief, Finance Director
A newspaper article published in The Oviedo Voice on September 16, 2004. The article discusses the appointment of Lars White as acting fire chief of the Oviedo Fire and Emergency Services Department until the city finds a permanent replacement for…

"My Favorite Memory of Oviedo Is..." by Colette Cadwell
A document created by Colette Cadwell as part of the Oviedo History Harvest in 2015. In the document, the author is asked to describe her favorite memory of Oviedo, Florida. Cadwell, who was over 65 at the time, stated that her neighbors, especially…

"My Favorite Memory of Oviedo Is..." by Elizabeth T.
A document created by Elizabeth T. as part of the Oviedo History Harvest in 2015. In the document, the author is asked to describe her favorite memory of Oviedo, Florida. Elizabeth, who was 22 at the time, stated that driving around Downtown Oviedo…

"My Favorite Memory of Oviedo Is..." by Sarah Thorncroft
A document created by Sarah Thorncroft as part of the Oviedo History Harvest in 2015. In the document, the author is asked to describe her favorite memory of Oviedo, Florida. Thorncroft, who was 24 at the time, stated that attending Oviedo High…

"My Favorite Memory of Oviedo Is..." by Dane Kolb
A document created by Dane Kolb as part of the Oviedo History Harvest in 2015. In the document, the author is asked to describe his favorite memory of Oviedo, Florida. Kolb, who was 25 at the time, stated that skating and rollerblading around Lawton…

"My Favorite Memory of Oviedo Is..." by Shelby
A document created by Shelby as part of the Oviedo History Harvest in 2015. In the document, the author is asked to describe her favorite memory of Oviedo, Florida. Shelby, who was 21 at the time, stated that the charm and community feel was her…

Map of Oviedo by Elizabeth T.
A map of Oviedo drawn by Elizabeth T. as part of the Oviedo History Harvest in 2015 The map shows various locations in Oviedo, including Oviedo High School, the First Baptist Church of Oviedo

Map of Oviedo by Dane Kolb
A map of Oviedo drawn by Dane Kolb as part of the Oviedo History Harvest in 2015. The map shows various locations in Oviedo, including Red Bug Lake Road, the Oviedo Mall, a cemetery, a school, and Kolb's home. Kolb was 25 at the time that the map was…

Map of Oviedo by Sarah Thorncroft
A map of Oviedo drawn by Sarah Thorncroft as part of the Oviedo History Harvest in 2015. The map shows various locations along Aloma Avenue, which is part of Florida State Road 426, and Central Avenue, which is part of SR 419. These sites include…

Ivan's Coming! Cartoon
A newspaper cartoon published in The Oviedo Voice on September 16, 2004. The cartoon shows a cat reading a newspaper with the headline "Ivan's Coming!" Florida was hit by four major hurricanes in the 2004 season: Hurricane Charley, Hurricane Frances,…

Seminole County Offers Supplies for Income Eligible Households
A newspaper article published in The Oviedo Voice on September 16, 2004. According to the article, Seminole County Community Development offered disaster relief for low-income households following Hurricane Frances, which hit Central Florida in early…

City Supports Application: Hospital Headway?
A newspaper article published in The Oviedo Voice on September 16, 2004. According to the article, the Oviedo City Council sent a letter the State of Florida supporting the application of certification for the Central Florida Regional Hospital,…

Hurricane Postponement
A newspaper announcement published in The Oviedo Voice on September 16, 2004. The announcement postpones the Harvest Jamboree that was scheduled to be held by a local church on October 1-2. The event was postponed due to damage from Hurricane Charley…

Dublin Core

Title

Oviedo Historical Society Collection

Alternative Title

Oviedo Historical Society Collection

Subject

Oviedo (Fla).

Description

The Oviedo Historical Society Collection encompasses historical artifacts donated for digitization at the Oviedo Historical Society's History Harvest in the Spring semester of 2015.

The Oviedo Historical Society was organized in November 1973 by a group of citizens. The society is a 501(3) non-profit organization. Its purpose is to help preserve the community identity of Oviedo by collecting and disseminating knowledge about local history, serve as a repository for documents and artifacts relating to Oviedo history, promote the preservation and marking of historic sites and buildings in the Oviedo area and foster interest in local, state, national, and world history.

Is Part Of

Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Oviedo, Florida

Contributing Project

Dr. Connie L. Lester's Introduction to Public History course, Spring 2015

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Oviedo Historical Society." Oviedo Historical Society, Inc. http://oviedohs.com/.
Adicks, Richard, and Donna M. Neely. Oviedo, Biography of a Town. S.l: s.n.], 1979.
Robison, Jim. Around Oviedo. 2012.
"History." City of Oviedo, Florida. http://www.cityofoviedo.net/node/68.
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