Orange County Collection

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Map of Orange County, Florida, 1890
Surveyor and cadastral map of Orange County, Florida, which included present-day Seminole County. This map was created by a Swedish immigrant, J. Otto. Fries, in 1890. Coming to America in 1874, Fries was a respected civil engineer that later…

Farm Statistics, Orange County, 1904
A table representing farm statistics in Orange County, Florida, during 1904. 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 value of each…

Orange County's Sheriff's Book of Wanted Persons, 1882-1889
The Orange County book of wanted persons from 1882 to 1889, during the tenure of two sheriffs: Sheriff Thomas "Long Tom" Shine who served from January 27, 1877, until February 15, 1885, and Julias Caesar Anderson, who served until his death on…

24 Hour Average Annual Traffic Map for Orange County, 1973
A report showing the 24-hour average annual traffic data in Orange County, Florida, for 1973. The report was prepared by Cashi Signs, an outdoor advertising company established in 1953.Originally a cattle town, Orlando grew into a major citrus…

24 Hour Average Annual Traffic Map for Orange County, 1976
A report showing the 24-hour average annual traffic data in Orange County, Florida, for 1976. The report was prepared by Cashi Signs, an outdoor advertising company established in 1953.Originally a cattle town, Orlando grew into a major citrus…

24 Hour Average Annual Traffic Map for Orange County, 1977
A report showing the 24-hour average annual traffic data in Orange County, Florida, for the period of July 1, 1976 to June 30, 1977. The report was prepared by Cashi Signs, an outdoor advertising company established in 1953.Originally a cattle town,…

24 Hour Average Annual Traffic Map for Orange County, 1981
A report showing the 24-hour average annual traffic data in Orange County, Florida, for the period of July 1, 1980 to June 30, 1981. The report was prepared by Cashi Signs, an outdoor advertising company established in 1953.Originally a cattle town,…

24 Hour Average Annual Traffic Map for Orange County, 1982
A report showing the 24-hour average annual traffic data in Orange County, Florida, for 1982. The report was prepared by Cashi Signs, an outdoor advertising company established in 1953.Originally a cattle town, Orlando grew into a major citrus…

24 Hour Average Annual Traffic Map for Orange County, 1983
A report showing the 24-hour average annual traffic data in Orange County, Florida, for 1983. The report was prepared by Cashi Signs, an outdoor advertising company established in 1953.Originally a cattle town, Orlando grew into a major citrus…

24 Hour Average Annual Traffic Map for Orange County, 1984
A report showing the 24-hour average annual traffic data in Orange County, Florida, for 1984. The report was prepared by Cashi Signs, an outdoor advertising company established in 1953.Originally a cattle town, Orlando grew into a major citrus…

24 Hour Average Annual Traffic Map for Orange County, 1985
A report showing the 24-hour average annual traffic data in Orange County, Florida, for 1985. The report was prepared by Cashi Signs, an outdoor advertising company established in 1953.Originally a cattle town, Orlando grew into a major citrus…

The Orange County Citizen, Vol. 14, No. 30, July 25, 1911
The Orange County Citizen issue published on July 25, 1911. This edition features articles on Maitland, Florida. Such topics include the various groves in Maitland, the various churches, the Maitland Library, a proposed traction line to be built by…

Dublin Core

Title

Orange County Collection

Alternative Title

Orange County Collection

Subject

Orange County (Fla.)
Apopka (Fla.)
Christmas (Fla.)
Maitland (Fla.)
Orlando (Fla.)
Winter Garden (Fla.)
Winter Park (Fla.)

Description

Collection of digital images, documents, and other records depicting the history of Orange 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 1926, Orange County was hit by a hurricane and then by the stock market crash and Great Depression beginning in 1929. Central Florida recovered in the late 1930s and experienced steady growth until 1967. In 1971, Walt Disney World was completed, signaling the beginning of the transformation of the Greater Orlando area into one of the world's major tourist destinations. The citrus industry in the county peaked in the early 1970s, but many groves were destroyed by several freezes during the early 1980s.

Has Part

Apopka Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Apopka Historical Society and Museum of the Apopkans Collection, Apopka Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Christmas Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Maitland Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Maitland Historical Museum Collection, Maitland Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
The Maitland News Collection, Maitland Historical Museum Collection, Maitland Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Downtown Orlando Information Center Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Orlando Public Library Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Orlando Regions Bank Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Winter Garden Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Winter Garden Heritage Foundation Collection, Winter Garden Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Up From the Ashes Collection, Winter Garden Heritage Foundation Collection, Winter Garden Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens Collection, Winter Park Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Orange County, Florida
Apopka, Florida
Christmas, Florida
Maitland , Florida
Orlando, Florida
Winter Garden, Florida
Winter Park, Florida

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Blackman, William Fremont. History of Orange County, Florida; Narrative and Biographical. Chuluota, Fla: Mickler House, 1973.
Howard, Clarence E. Early Settlers of Orange County, Florida: Reminiscent-Historic-Biographic Orlando, Fla: C.E. Howard, 1915.

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