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The homestead documentation for Henry Jackson. Jackson, an African American raised by a white family, homesteaded 40 acres on both sides of Long Lake in Oviedo, Florida. The area became a predominantly black settlement, now known as Jackson Heights.…

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The homestead documentation for Colnel B. Holmes. Holmes' homestead was located in Oviedo, Florida. According to the documentation, Holmes was born in Marietta, Georgia, and grew potatoes and corn were on his homestead. Little else is known of this…

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An account ledger for the R. W. Estes Celery Company, Estes' personal accounts, and the personal accounts of Estes' wife, Ruth H. Estes. R. W. Estes Celery Company was a celery growing and shipping business in Oviedo, Florida. The R. W. Estes Celery…

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Oviedo Citizens in Action (OCIA) at the Oviedo School in Oviedo, Florida, around 1969. OCIA is a community organization that fought for equal and civil rights within the Greater Oviedo area. The group helped to desegregate a number of local…

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An oral history of Grace Marie Stinecipher (b. 1936), conducted by Diana Dombrowski on July 13, 2010. Stinecipher was born in Sanford, Florida on September 19, 1936. In this interview, she discusses her family history, growing up in Sanford, her…

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A history of Sanford Grammar School. Originally established as Sanford High School, the main building for Sanford Grammar School was constructed at 301 West Seventh Street in Sanford, Florida, in 1902. The building was designed by W. G. Talley in…

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A history of Sanford Grammar School. Originally established as Sanford High School, the main building was constructed at 301 West Seventh Street in Sanford, Florida, in 1902. The building was designed by W. G. Talley in the Romanesque revival style.…

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An oral history of Garnett White, conducted by Joseph Morris on October 13, 2011. Born in St. Augustine, Florida, White moved with his family to Sanford at a young age. In the interview, he discusses attending Southside Elementary School during World…

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An oral history of John Louis Salsbury, conducted by Joseph Morris on September 9, 2011. Salsbury was born in Tampa, Florida, but he has spent much of his life in Sanford. In the interview, Salsbury discusses his family's history, Port Tampa during…

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Oral history told by Trish Thompson, Vice President of Creative Sanford, Inc. The interview was conducted by Autumn Reisz and Mark Miller on October 11, 2013 and focuses on Thompson's experiences with Creative Sanford and Celery Soup. Other topics…

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This is a newspaper article describing the planned demolition of the an historic log cabin-style building located at 300 Seminole Boulevard in Sanford, Florida. The log cabin was originally used as the American Legion Campbell-Lossing Post 53, which…

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This newspaper clipping, presumably from The Sanford Herald, reproduces a photograph of Sanford's First Street with a banner commemorating Dr. George H. Starke (1898-1978) strung between several buildings. Dr. Starke was a practicing medical doctor…

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A newspaper article about African-American midwives in Seminole County, Florida, in the 1960s. The article states that of the 760 babies born at the Seminole Memorial Hospital in 1963, nearly 400 were delivered by African-America midwives. The…

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A newspaper photograph Marie Jones Francis, the "midwife of Sanford." Francis left behind a successful hotel and restaurant she owned in Sarasota in 1942 to return to Sanford and become a midwife. World War II caused a shortage in doctors and nurses,…

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An advertisement for Lucien R. Philips' Rexall drugstore in 1910. The ad was published in the Industrial Edition of Sanford Chronicle, a newspaper published by The Sanford Herald. This drugstore was originally established by Lucien R. Philips'…

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Newspaper quotation from an Orlando citizen about new that a cigar manufacturer would be bringing one hundred families to Sanford, Florida. This item demonstrates that rivalry between businessmen and politicians of Sanford and Orlando. This rivalry…

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A newspaper article on the status and future of the cigar industry in Sanford, Florida. Published in The Florida Times-Union in 1910, the article states that Sanford does not expect to become a cigar center, but that the city will welcome all cigar…

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Newspaper article about Glee Club presentation of Arthur Sullivan's and William Schwenck Gilbert's H.M.S. Pinafore on at Seminole High School on March 31, 1944. Actors and roles included: Neil Powell as Sir Joseph Porter, Dick Aiken as Captain…

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Newspaper article in the The Sanford Herald on the planned construction of the Sanford State Farmers' Market in 1934. The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South French Avenue, was founded in 1934 in order to provide a central location…

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Newspaper article in the The Sanford Herald on the fitting ceremonies of the Sanford State Farmers' Market in 1934. The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South French Avenue, was founded in 1934 in order to provide a central location in…

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Newspaper article in the The Sanford Herald on plans to rebuild the Sanford State Farmers' Market after it was burned down in a fire in 1957.

The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South French Avenue, was founded in 1934 in order to…

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Newspaper article, written for the The Sanford Herald in 1969, on the history and business of the Sanford State Farmers' Market.

Located at 1300 South French Avenue, was founded in 1934 in order to provide a central location in which farmers would…

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Newspaper article in the The Sanford Herald on the retirement of Edith Dutton in 1968, secretary to the manager of the Sanford State Farmers' Market, after 28 years of service.The Sanford State Farmers' Market, at 1300 South French Avenue, was…

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Newspaper article in the The Sanford Herald on the fire that burned down the Sanford State Farmers' Market in 1957. Hundreds of gallons of water were used to put the fire out and damages were estimated at $2.5 million.The Sanford State Farmers'…

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The Hotchkiss Block, located at 213 East First Street in Sanford, Florida, in 2010. The block was named after Frederick Hotchkiss and constructed in the Romanesque Revival style in 1887. The previous brick building erected at this location was…