Seminole County Collection

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FACTS: Seminole Florida: The Celery County
A pamphlet produced by the Seminole Agricultural Club and the Oviedo Agricultural Club about the Better Farming Show, which was planned to "promote greater agricultural efficiency in Seminole County." The pamphlet outlines the challenges facing…

Acreage and Production of Grain Crops, Seminole County, 1929
A table representing acreage and production of grain and forage crops in Seminole County during 1929. Statistics in the table identify various products produced in the county, how many acres each crop occupied, production number of each crop, and the…

Acreage and Production of Grain Crops, Seminole County, 1934
A table representing acreage and production of grain crops in Seminole County, Florida, during 1934. Statistics identify the various grain crops grown in Seminole County, the acreage each crop occupied, production numbers for each crop, and how many…

Acreage and Production of Hay Crops and Miscellaneous Crops Harvested, Seminole County, 1939
A table representing acreage and production of hay and miscellaneous crops harvested in Seminole County during 1939. Statistics in the table identify various products produced in the county, how many acres each crop occupied, production number of…

Acreage and Quantity of Corn, Sorghums, and Small Grains, Seminole County, 1939
Aable representing acreage and quantity of corn, sorghum, and small grans in Seminole County during 1939. Statistics in the table identify various products produced in the county, how many acres each crop occupied, production number of each crop, and…

Acreage and Production of Grain Crops, Seminole County, 1929
A table representing acreage and production of grain and forage crops in Seminole County, Florida, during 1929. Statistics in the table identify various products produced in the county, how many acres each crop occupied, production number of each…

Acreage of Principle Crops, Seminole County, 1924
A table representing the acreage of principle crops in Seminole County, Florida, during 1924. Crops such as corn, velvet beans, and dry edible beans were listed as grain and forage crops. Tame grasses and annual legumes were categorized as hay crops.…

Field Crops, Seminole County, 1917-1918
A table representing the acreage of field crops in Seminole County, Florida, during 1924. Statistics in the table identify various products produced in the county, how many acres each crop occupied, production number of each crop, and the dollar…

Production Numbers of Orchard Fruits and Nuts, Seminole County, 1924
A table representing the production numbers of orchard fruits and nuts in Seminole County, Florida during 1924. Statistics in the table identify various products produced in the county, the number of trees for all ages, the number of trees of…

Crop Acreage by Year, Seminole County, 1919-1949
Bar chart representing crop acreage for Seminole County from 1919 to 1949. Corn was often planted in the summer after the celery fields were harvested. Because the fields still contained fertilizer from the previous celery production, there was often…

Specified Crops Harvested, Seminole County, 1944
A table representing crop acreage, production and value for Seminole County, Florida, in 1944. Statistics in the table identify various products produced in the county, how many acres each crop occupied, production number of each crop, the number of…

Specified Crops Harvested, Seminole County, 1949
A table representing crop acreage, production and value for Seminole County, Florida, in 1949. Statistics in the table identify various products produced in the county, how many acres each crop occupied, production number of each crop, the number of…

Oral History of Bobby Martin
An oral history of Bobby Martin (b. 1944), conducted by Daniel Motta on June 13, 2012. Martin was born in Tampa, Florida, in 1944, but spent much of his life as a commercial fisherman on Lake Jesup and Lake Monroe. In the interview, Martin discusses…

Graduation at Lake Howell High School, 1995
A graduation ceremony at Lake Howell High School, a public high school located at 4200 Dike Road in Winter Park, Florida. Although its mailing address is Winter Park, which is part of Orange County, the school is geographically located in Seminole…

Lake Howell High School Marching Band with Tuskawilla Middle School Band, 1998
The Lake Howell High School marching band performing with the Tuskawilla Middle School band at a football game in 1998. Lake Howell High School is a public high school located at 4200 Dike Road in Winter Park, Florida. Although Lake Howell's mailing…

Lake Howell High School Senior Powderpuff Team, 2005
Lake Howell High School senior Powderpuff flag football team in 2005. Lake Howell High School is a public high school located at 4200 Dike Road in Winter Park, Florida. Although its mailing address is Winter Park, which is part of Orange County, the…

Lake Howell High School Senior Powderpuff Cheerleading Squad, 2005
Lake Howell High School senior Powderpuff cheerleading squad in 2005. Lake Howell High School is a public high school located at 4200 Dike Road in Winter Park, Florida. Although its mailing address is Winter Park, which is part of Orange County,…

Oral History of Cecil A. Tucker II
An oral history of Cecil A. Tucker II, conducted by Stephanie Youngers on September 23, 2010. Tucker served as a County Agent for the Extensions Office in various counties in Florida. In the interview, he discusses growing up in Christmas, Cracker…

Wooden Table from Fort Mellon
This table, made of wood, was submerged under water for 115 years in Lake Monroe, Florida. The table was initially from the old Fort Mellon dock, built by an individual referred to as "Colonel A. C." in 1836. Fort Mellon, established during the…

Mastodon Vertebra
The fossilized vertebra of a mastodon found in the Wekiva River in Florida around 1924. The area around the Wekiva River and springs is now known, through fossils and discovered bones, as a major source for large prehistoric animals such as…

Seminole Dolls
Dolls in patchwork clothing created by members of the Seminole tribe in the 1940s. By the end of the 19th century, the few indigenous people remaining in South Florida after the Seminole Wars lived in isolated camps in the wilderness of the…

Native American Pipe
This straight tube is considered the most primitive form of a smoking pipe. This specific pipe is made out of Steatite ,but it is also common to find these pipe’s made out of Greenstone. These pipes are known to be symmetrical and have a smooth…

American Civil War Bullets
Bullets from the American Civil War, which was fought between the Union and the Confederacy between 1861 and 1865. After four years of battle, the Union destroyed the Confederacies infrastructure, successfully crushing their ability to continue…

Seminole County Jail Records, 1926-1939
The Seminole County jail records from 1926 to 1939, which include handwritten information on all booked parties that entered the jail. It includes the person's name, age, sex, skin color, eye color, hair color, height, weight, shoe size, commuting…

Celery Cooperative Needed
A newspaper article published by The Central Florida Press on June 20, 1930. This article argues the need for Seminole County to develop a cooperative for celery growers. Seminole County, especially Sanford, was well-known in the late 19th and early…

Bower & Roumillat’s Bottle
Located at 100 East First Street on the corner of Park Avenue in Sanford, Florida, Bower & Roumillat was the first business to occupy the Brumley-Puleston Building that was completed in 1923. Roy C. Bower and Gene Roumillat opened the store…

John Wesley Woods' Icehouse
An icehouse located at 300 Bush Boulevard in Sanford, Florida, during the 1920s or 1930s. John Wesley Woods (1886-1966), presumably the owner of the icehouse pictured, is seen standing on the driver's side of the truck parked in front of the…

Map of Seminole County, Florida, 1936
Created in 1936 by Sanford’s city engineer, Fred T. Williams, this surveyor's map depicts Seminole County, Florida. During his tenure as city engineer from the 1920s through the early 1940s, Williams created multiple maps that show how Sanford has…

Map of Seminole County, Florida, 1928
Created in 1928 by Sanford’s city engineer, Fred T. Williams, this surveyor's map depicts Seminole County, Florida. During his tenure as city engineer from the 1920s through the early 1940s, Williams created multiple maps that show how Sanford has…

Map of Seminole County, Florida, 1954
Created in 1954 by Sanford’s city engineer, Fred H. Williams, this surveyor's map depicts Seminole County, Florida. During his tenure as city engineer from the 1920s through the early 1940s, Williams created multiple maps that show how Sanford has…

Dublin Core

Title

Seminole County Collection

Alternative Title

Seminole County Collection

Subject

Seminole County (Fla.)
Altamonte Springs (Fla.)
Casselberry (Fla.)
Goldenrod (Fla.)
Heathrow (Fla.)
Lake Mary (Fla.)
Longwood (Fla.)
Oviedo (Fla.)
Sanford (Fla.)
Winter Springs (Fla.)

Description

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

Mosquito County, a massive county south of St. Johns County that consisted of much of Central Florida was established in 1824. In 1845, Mosquito County was renamed Orange County when Florida earned statehood. This new county included present-day Osceola County, Seminole County, Lake County, and Volusia County. Orange County was named so for the area's major fruit crop: oranges. The area was devastated by a freeze during the winter of 1895-1896, which allowed for subsequent land speculators to initiate a land boom in Florida, with Orlando becoming a "boom town."

Seminole County separated from Orange on April 25, 1913, and was named for the Seminole tribes that originally inhabited the area. In the early-1900s, Seminole County was known for its agricultural development and close proximity to shipping lanes. By the 1920s, citizens in Seminole County, particularly in Sanford, soon shifted their interests in making the area a tourist destination.

Contributor

Cepero, Laura Lynn
Cepero, Nancy Lynn

Has Part

Altamonte Springs Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Casselberry Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Geneva Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society Collection, Geneva Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Goldenrod Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Goldenrod Historical Society & Museum Collection, Goldenrod Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Heathrow Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Lake Mary Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Longwood Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Celery Soup: Florida's Folk Life Play Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Churches of Sanford Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Creative Sanford, Inc. Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Georgetown Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Marie J. Francis Collection, Georgetown Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Sanford Avenue Collection, Georgetown Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Goldsboro Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Henry L. DeForest Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Hotel Forrest Lake Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Ice Houses of Sanford Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Milane Theatre Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Naval Air Station Sanford Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Sanford Baseball Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Sanford Cigar Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Sanford Riverfront Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Sanford State Farmers' Market Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Seminole County Centennial Celebration Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Student Museum and UCF Public History Center Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
General Photographic Collection, Student Museum and UCF Public History Center Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Seminole County Public Schools Collection, Student Museum and UCF Public History Center Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Winter Springs Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Seminole County, Florida
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Casselberry, Florida
Goldenrod, Florida
Heathrow, Florida
Lake Mary, Florida
Longwood , Florida
Oviedo, Florida
Sanford, Florida
Winter Springs, Florida

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Bentley, Altermese Smith. Seminole County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2000.
"Seminole County Government ." Seminole County Government. http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/index.aspx.
Early Days of Seminole County, Florida: Where Central Florida History Began. [Sanford, Fla.]: Seminole County Historical Commission, 2002.

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