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Estevan Rojo placing a wooden panel while building a house. An unidentified man stands behind him, holding the end of the piece of wood. A first generation American, Rojo joined the United States Army during the First World War. He served as a…

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A page from the Ferris Institute yearbook from 1907. The page features a black and white photograph of the September shorthand class, group 1. A notable student pictured is Jane "Jennie" Margaret Gadde (1888-1963), who earned a degree in…

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A list of persons in Clearwater, Florida, who failed to submit questionnaires regarding conscription to the Adjutant General of Florida. The document is dated January 30, 1918. Local draft boards sent out a sixteen-page questionnaire, which asked…

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The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Application Form for Veterans Compensation, which authorized the state to compensate veterans native to Pennsylvania at the time of their enlistment. The application includes name, current address, branch and…

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A newspaper article published in The Tampa Bay Times on June 22, 1944. The article reported about funeral services for John T. Cowsert, who served as a soldier during the Mexican Border War and the First World War. He joined the United States Army as…

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A newspaper article published in The Tampa Tribune on March 11, 1933. The article, entitled "State Legion Convention Plans Reported Changed," reported that James Norman Ball (1890-1940), commander of Leslie Collier post of the American Legion in…

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A newspaper article published in The Airscout's Snapshot on October 2, 1918. The column, entitled "S.O.L.", was devoted to “real, honest-to-gosh photographers.” A notable soldier mentioned in the article is James Normal Ball (1890-1940), who the…

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The insignia for the U.S. Army's 6th Armored Division, which was activate from 1942 to 1945 and again from 1950 to 1956. During World War II, the Super Sixth, as the division was nicknamed, participated in the Invasion of Normandy.A notable Floridian…

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A list of U.S. Army servicemen reporter either killed or missing during World War II. This particular page shows servicemen from Manatee, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Nassau, and Okaloosa Counties, Florida. A notable soldier listed in this record is…

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A newspaper article about the origin of the names of various Florida towns. According to the article, Oviedo and Seville after respective cities in Spain. Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), the Swedish immigrant credited with naming Oviedo, was appointed…

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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…

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United States Army Air Force Aircraft Warning Service (AWS) armband used in Oviedo, Florida, during World War II. This armband was given to Kathryn Aulin (now Kathryn Aulin Bunch) in 1943 for observing aircraft during the war. Bunch was stationed at…

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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…

Episode 45 of A History of Central Florida podcasts: Diploma Plate. RICHES Podcast Documentaries are short form narrative documentaries that explore Central Florida history and are locally produced. These podcasts can involve the participation or…

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Two American soldiers, presumably the Gormley brothers, with a woman during World War I. It is also likely that the woman photographed is a relative of the Gormleys. Charles Ernest Gormley and George Gormley were originally from Kansas, but moved to…

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A U.S. Army squad of American soldiers, including brothers Charles Ernest Gormley and George Gormley, during World War I. The squad originally consisted of eight men per tent, but was later cut down to five men per tent. The Gormleys were originally…

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A postcard showing United States Ship (USS) Nansemond (ID-1395), most likely around March 1919. Originally called Steamship (SS) Pennsylvania, this steamship was built by Hartland & Wolff in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1896 for the…

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George Gormley, an American soldier, playing the clarinet during World War I. Gormley was originally from Kansas, but he moved to Sanford, Florida, with his family shortly before WWI. Gormley served alongside his brother, Charles Ernest Gormley, in…

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Charles Ernest Gormley, an American soldier, playing the clarinet during World War I. Gormley was originally from Kansas, but he moved to Sanford, Florida, with his family shortly before WWI. Gormley served alongside his brother, George Gormley, in…

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Tempestt Teonte Black (1992-)  at her graduation from U.S. Army training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina, on August 15, 2013. The first photograph shows Black with her brother, Brandon Oliver Black (1990-), and the second photograph…

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Lyman High School cadet, Kyle Monroe, accepted a trophy for his school's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) Color Guard at the Army State Drill Meet held at George W. Jenkins High School, located at 6000 Lakeland Highlands Road in…

An oral history of Derek Mason Henry's experience serving in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Henry enlisted in the United States Army and served in the 2nd Battalion, the 124th Regiment, the 53rd Infantry Division. Interview topics…

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An original letter of correspondence between Randall Chase and A. Q. Lancaster. Topics discussed in the letter include Mr. Watkins' request for his son's employment at Isleworth Grove, Chase's request for Lancaster to allow Watkins' son to board with…

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An original manuscript titled "The Entrance of the Faith in the Eastern Part of the Peninsula and Some Early Presbyterian Plantings in the Region of Saint Johns Presbytery," written by J. N. Whitner. The first Presbyterians in Florida migrated from…

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