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A history of the Florida Chapter of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS), authored by Juanita S. Thompson, the association’s historian. This booklet contains different aspects of postal history with specific focus on…

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A postcard depicting the Crossway Inn, located at 3901 North Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach, Florida. The inn had 100 rooms, a cocktail lounge, a restaurant, a swimming pool, and a private beach. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)…

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A postcard depicting the Starlite Motel, located along Florida State Road A1A (SR A1A) in Cocoa Beach, Florida. The motel was founded by B.G. Nabbs, who partnered with Sid Raffle to lease some rooms to the U.S. Air Force (USAF). The motel also had…

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A postcard depicting the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Minutemen Causeway in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Bernard's Surf was a restaurant located at 2 South Atlantic Avenue and originally founded by Bernard Fischer in 1948. In 1965, Fischer's nephew,…

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A postcard depicting Ramada Inn, located at 900 North Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Adjacent to the hotel was Wolfie's Restaurant and Sandwich Shop, a restaurant chain established by Wilfred Cohen (d. 1986) as Al's Sandwich Shop in Miami…

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A postcard depicting the Ramon's, located at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Florida State Road A1A (SR A1A) in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Ramon's was established by Donald Holt and Allene D. Holt (d. 2013) when they migrated to Cocoa Beach in 1956. The…

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A postcard depicting the Bal-Ray Resort, located at 400 North Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach, Florida. In the 1970s, the motel was owned by Peggy Lea. Little else is known about the Bal-Ray Resort's history.The first non-Amerindian settlement of the…

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A postcard depicting the Canaveral Pier in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Now called the Cocoa Beach Pier, planning for the pier began in 1925, following the began election of Gus C. Edwards as mayor, although pier was not constructed until 1962. The…

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An engineering report for the planned construction of Florida State Road 528 (SR 528), also called the Martin Andersen Bee Line Expressway, published in November of 1964. This report include details regarding the original phase of the project, along…

A video simulation of the Cocoa Beach Glass Bank as it appear in 1963. The video was produced by the Institute for Simulation & Training and the College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida. Also known as the First…

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An invitation from the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC) to Mrs. John W. Mace (Mary Mace) to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the club. Mace was the President of the Florida Federation of Women's Clubs (FFWC). Mace was based in Cocoa Beach, Florida.The…

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Volume 4, number 40 of The Oviedo Outlook, published on May 26, 1977. The Oviedo Outlook was published every Thursday at 173 West Broadway Street in Oviedo, Florida. The newspaper was operated by the NPN Corporation, president and general manager…

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The Tropics, a Tampa-based band, wearing red and white costumes. From left to right is Bobby Shea, Mel Dryer, Buddy Pendergrass, Eric Turner, and Charlie Souza. The Tropics, also known as "The Bitchin' Red Band" when performing on the Pier in Cocoa…

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A newspaper article published by The Oviedo Outlook on July 7, 1971. This article is the publication of an open letter by Oviedo High School band director, Richard A. Feinberg, asking for donations for the marching band. The article also outlines…

Episode 29 of A History of Central Florida podcasts: Mosquito Beater. A History of Central Florida Podcast series explores Central Florida's history through the artifacts found in local area museums and historical societies. These podcasts can…

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Cocoa Beach, Florida, in September of 1991. The first non-Amerindian settlement of the area, known as Oceanus, was a group of emancipated slaves following the end of the American Civil War. A group of citizens of neighboring Cocoa purchased the…

Ep6 Space The Cocoa Beach Frontier.mp3
Episode 6 of RICHES Podcast Documentaries: Space, the Cocoa Beach Frontier. RICHES Podcast Documentaries are short form narrative documentaries that explore Central Florida history and are locally produced. These podcasts can involve the…