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A newspaper photograph published by The Oviedo Outlook on July 7, 1971. This photograph shows a car stuck in a ditch off of Florida State Road 426 in Slavia, Florida. According to the caption, the driver's car slipped off the road when it was…

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A document created by Colette Cadwell as part of the Oviedo History Harvest in 2015. In the document, the author is asked to describe her favorite memory of Oviedo, Florida. Cadwell, who was over 65 at the time, stated that her neighbors, especially…

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A document created by Dane Kolb as part of the Oviedo History Harvest in 2015. In the document, the author is asked to describe his favorite memory of Oviedo, Florida. Kolb, who was 25 at the time, stated that skating and rollerblading around Lawton…

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A document created by Elizabeth T. as part of the Oviedo History Harvest in 2015. In the document, the author is asked to describe her favorite memory of Oviedo, Florida. Elizabeth, who was 22 at the time, stated that driving around Downtown Oviedo…

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A document created by Sarah Thorncroft as part of the Oviedo History Harvest in 2015. In the document, the author is asked to describe her favorite memory of Oviedo, Florida. Thorncroft, who was 24 at the time, stated that attending Oviedo High…

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A document created by Shelby as part of the Oviedo History Harvest in 2015. In the document, the author is asked to describe her favorite memory of Oviedo, Florida. Shelby, who was 21 at the time, stated that the charm and community feel was her…

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A ticket for the Oviedo High School Choral Department's presentation of "This Joint is Jumpin'!: Dancin' Through the Decades," held in the Paul J. Hagerty High School auditorium on November 8, 2007. Oviedo High School is a Seminole County Public…

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Oviedo High School Best Supporting Actor Golden Bananas Award, 2008. It was awarded to Dane Kolb for his performance as The Wizard in the Oviedo High School Theatre Department's production of the musical comedy, Once Upon a Mattress.Oviedo High…

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A newspaper article published in The Oviedo Voice on September 16, 2004. The article discusses 31 ways that an individual can volunteer in the aftermath of a hurricane. Florida was hit by four major hurricanes in the 2004 season: Hurricane Charley,…

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The 75th anniversary celebration of the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC) on February 22, 1981. The first photograph features, from left to right, Helen Leinhart; Grace Whittier; Nancy Beasley, Teresa Duda, and Florida Federation of Women's Clubs (FFWC)…

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A newspaper article published in The Oviedo Voice on January 2, 2003. The article announces the return of the county and municipal government to their normal schedules for trash collection, recyclable collection, the school system, and mail delivery.

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In 2001, former students of the African-American schools planned a class reunion for alumni who attended the schools between 1953 and 1967. The schools included were Oviedo Colored School (later called Oviedo Elementary School), Jackson Heights…

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Mary "Lona" Leonora Aulin Bartlett (b. 1924) and Llewellyn "Lew" Roberts Bartlett, Jr. (b. 1921) with her two eldest daughters, Patricia "Trish" Eileen Bartlett (b. 1948), and Alice Irene Bartlett (b. 1949). Lona was the granddaughter of Emma Leonora…

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The children of Andrew Aulin, Jr. (1893-1964) and Mary Alice Powell Aulin (1904-1993).In the back row are, from left to right, Alice Kathryn Aulin (b. 1926); Charles Warren Aulin, Sr. (1927-1964); Mary "Lona" Leonora Aulin (b. 1924). Andrew Aulin,…

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Alice Kathryn Aulin (b. 1926), Madelyn Bogard, and Mary "Lona" Lenora Aulin (b. 1924) in 1940. The Aulin sisters were the daughters of Emma Leonora Lawton Aulin (1853-1907) and Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), the Swedish immigrant credited with naming…

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Alice Kathryn Aulin (b. 1926), Mary "Lona" Lenora Aulin (b. 1924), and Charles Warren Aulin, Sr. (1927-1964), children of Andrew Aulin, Jr. (1893-1964) and Mary Alice Powell Aulin (1904-1993) and grandchildren of Emma Leonora Lawton Aulin (1853-1907)…

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A newspaper article published in The Oviedo Outlook on September 29, 1971. The article details an English Hunter Jumper horse show scheduled for October 9. The show was hosted by Lars White and held at Tally-Ho Farms, located at 550 East Chapman Road…

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A newspaper article about Henry Walcott, an Oviedo resident who has watched the small community grow into the bustling town it became after the arrival of Florida Technological University (present-day University of Central Florida) during the 1960s.…

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Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), the Swedish immigrant credited with naming the town of Oviedo, Florida. Aulin immigrated to Oviedo in 1870 and, in 1879, he was appointed the postmaster of the area formerly called the Lake Jesup Settlement. Aulin also…

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Andrew Aulin, Jr. (1893-1964) at age 12. Aulin was born on May 20, 1893, to Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918) and Emma Leonora Lawton Aulin (1853-1907). Aulin's father was the Swedish immigrant credited with naming the town of Oviedo, Florida. Aulin…

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Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), the Swedish immigrant credited with naming the town of Oviedo, Florida. Aulin immigrated to Oviedo in 1870 and, in 1879, he was appointed the postmaster of the area formerly called the Lake Jesup Settlement. Aulin also…

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A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), the Swedish immigrant credited with naming the town of Oviedo, Florida. Aulin immigrated to Oviedo in 1870 and, in 1879, he was…

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The Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, located at 311 East Broadway Street in Oviedo, Florida, sometime between 1875 and 1950. In 1875, members of the African-American community came together to build a small place of worship. Adjacent to the church…

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A newspaper article published by The Oviedo Outlook on August 1, 1973. The article discusses the case of Arthur Lott, who was convicted by a circuit court jury of a lesser charge of resisting arrest without violence for his altercation with police…

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A nightgown worn by Edwin White when he was a baby growing up in Oviedo, Florida, during the 1930s.

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A pair of shoes worn by Edwin White when he was a baby growing up in Oviedo, Florida, during the 1930s.

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The backyard of Paul Mikler, a history teacher and coach from Oviedo, Florida. Mikler was born on July 8, 1916, and was raised in Slavia, an unincorporated community that was once part of Oviedo. He taught at Oviedo High School (OHS), where he was…

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A newspaper article published by The Lion's Tale, Oviedo High School's student newspaper, in February of 1984. This article is about OHS honor student Belinda Bakalla, who was designated a Tusculum Scholar. Tusculum College in Greenville, Tennessee,…

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A Fourth of July barbecue at Sweetwater Park, located at 201 East Magnolia Street in Oviedo, Florida. Theodore Luqueer Mead and his wife, Edith Katharine Antill Edwards Mead, donated five acres of wooded hammock land to be used for the park. The…

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A photograph of men, possibly students, playing baseball in front of the Oviedo School, located at 601 King Street in Oviedo, Florida, around 1950 or 1951. The school was first established in 1932 as a K-12 school. In 1948, the secondary grades…

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A newspaper article published by The Central Florida Press on June 20, 1930. The article describes a "freak happening" in which a quail hatched a hen egg in Oviedo, Florida. The quail was owned by Max Leinhart, who appeared on the radio program…

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Ben Ward, Jr. at the Mead Manor subdivision in Downtown Oviedo, Florida. This photograph from a newspaper article about the history of Mead Manor and Ward, a real estate developer, and his involvement in the project, as well as other ongoing…

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Husband and wife, Benjamin Franklin Wheeler, Sr. (1878-1954) and George Lee Wheeler (1884-1980), at their home, located at 340 South Lake Jessup Avenue in Oviedo, Florida, on February 15, 1942. Frank Wheeler was born in Dade City on January 2, 1878.…

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Three African-American farm workers on a celery field in Oviedo's Black Hammock. Oviedo's earliest settlers grew citrus and celery on the area's mucky, rich topsoil. While citrus was the dominant crop for some time, celery took the lead after the…

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The Black Hammock Trailhead around 2002. The Black Hammock Wilderness Area is a 700-acre property jointly owned by Seminole County and the St. Johns River Water Management District. The area is part of an effort to preserve the habitat along the…

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A legal document for the dedication of five acres land for the Boston Hill Cemetery, an African-American cemetery located at 199 Boston Cemetery Road in Oviedo, Florida. The dedication deed was signed by Prince Butler Boston and E. Garvin, who were…

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Broadway in Downtown Oviedo, Florida, during the 1940s. The Timucuan Native Americans originally inhabited the area of present-day Oviedo, although the remains of their settlements have disappeared. Homesteaders arrived along the shores of Lake Jesup…

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Browdy's Mini-Mart, a convenience store located at the north side of the intersection of Avenue B and East Broadway Street/County Road 419 in Downtown Oviedo, Florida.

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A building permit for the new clubhouse for the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC). The permit approved L. L. Faulk and Son has the building contractor for the construction of the new clubhouse. The permit was signed by the town auditor and clerk, Dorothy M.…

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A booklet for the Oviedo Woman's Club's (OWC) centennial celebration held on February 10, 2006. The Oviedo Woman's Club was founded in 1906 as the Oviedo Magazine Club by seven charter members: H. B. McCall, Edith Meade, Georgia Lee Wheeler, Lillian…

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Charles Simeon Lee (1892-1991) on his lettuce farm in Black Hammock, an area along Lake Jesup in Oviedo known for its groves, farms, and nurseries. Early settlers to the area grew citrus, celery, lettuce, and other vegetables on Oviedo's mucky, rich…

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Charlotte "Lottie" Lee (1887-1989) sometime in the early 19th century. Lee married Thomas Willington Lawton (1882-1963), who is best known as principal of the Oviedo School from 1905 to 1907 and as the first elected Superintendent of Schools of…

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Children at the First Baptist Church of Oviedo, which was founded in 1869, with its first service led by Reverend W. G. Powell on the property of W. H. Luther, located along Lake Jessup Avenue. The first church building was made of wood and was…

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A newspaper article published by The Central Florida Press on June 20, 1930. The article reports news in Chuluota, an unincorporated community southeast of Oviedo, Florida. News topics include return of the Wagner family from their trip to South…

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A painting created by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, in 1996. The painting was inspired by photograph of a Sunday school picnic at Clifton Springs located near Lake Jesup in Oviedo, Florida, on November 12, 1910. Some of the…

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The Oviedo Heritage, a supplement for The Oviedo Outlook, published on June 30, 1977. This article chronicles the history of the Citizens Bank of Oviedo, which Originally opened on East Broadway Street on July 2, 1946. The land on which the bank sits…

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The Citizens Bank of Oviedo, which originally opened on East Broadway Street on July 2, 1946. The land on which the bank sits was originally the Bill Browning celery farm. The Citizens Bank of Oviedo took in over half a million dollars in deposits on…

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A newspaper article published in The Oviedo Voice on September 16, 2004. The article discusses the appointment of Lars White as acting fire chief of the Oviedo Fire and Emergency Services Department until the city finds a permanent replacement for…

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In August of 1973, The Oviedo Outlook, Vol. 1, No. 7, August 1, 1973 reported that the Oviedo's new sanitary sewer system was still on schedule to be built that year. Through a joint effort between a group of developers, engineers, and city…

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A newspaper article published in The Oviedo Voice on September 16, 2004. According to the article, the Oviedo City Council sent a letter the State of Florida supporting the application of certification for the Central Florida Regional Hospital,…

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A receipt from Clements' Pharmacy in Oviedo, Florida, for February 23, 1924. According to the receipt, the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC) purchased five gallons of vanilla ice cream and one pint of whole cherries.The Oviedo Woman's Club was founded in…

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A newspaper article highlighting local club news. The highlights include a meeting for the United Daughters of the Confederacy, as well as the 75th anniversary celebration of the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC). Following the American Civil War, numerous…

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A newspaper article written by Megan Sladek and published by The Oviedo Voice in February of 2006. The article discusses a lawsuit filed against the City of Oviedo on behalf of the Masci Corporation on February 7. According to Masci, the city owed…

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A newspaper article published in The Seminole Chronicle in February of 2006. The article describes a skit performed by members to recreate what the club was like at the time of its founding. Pennie Mitchem Olliff played club president H. B. "Minna"…

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The Dance Floor at Sweetwater Park, located at 201 East Magnolia Street in Oviedo, Florida, circa 1942. In 1926, Theodore Luqueer Mead and his wife, Edith Katharine Antill Edwards Mead, donated five acres of wooded hammock land to be used for the…

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A diving board at east side of Lake Charm in Oviedo, Florida. Walter Gwynn (1802-1882), comptroller for the State of Florida, bought the land south of Lake Jesup in 1859 and built his home on Lake Charm in 1868. His daughter, Martha Gwynn, is…

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An aerial view of Downtown Oviedo, Florida, in 1950. The Timucuan Native Americans originally inhabited the area of present-day Oviedo, although the remains of their settlements have disappeared. Homesteaders arrived along the shores of Lake Jesup in…

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Northbound on Central Avenue in Downtown Oviedo, Florida, in 1974. A number of businesses can be seen in the photograph, including Oviedo Florists, located at 40 West Broadway Street; Oviedo City Cleaners, Inc., located at 30 West Broadway Street,…

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Looking west along East Broadway Street towards Central Avenue in Oviedo, Florida. The shops in the photograph include a pet food and supply store, Pot Latch, a barber shop, and Albert's Jewelers, which was located at 24 East Broadway Street.

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A painting of the Econlockhatchee River by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida. Called the Econ River for short, this tributary is the longest river in the state of Florida. The Econ River flows north from Lake Conlin, through the…

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Ella Milner in front of the Citizen's Bank of Oviedo, which originally opened on East Broadway Street on July 2, 1946. The land on which the bank sits was originally the Bill Browning celery farm. The Citizens Bank of Oviedo took in over half a…

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Emma Lenora Lawton Aulin (1853-1907), nicknamed Lona, was the daughter of Alexander Benjamin Lawton (1809-1861) and Narcissa Melissa Lawton (1817-1883). She was born on November 5, 1853 in Hampton County, South Carolina. Aulin later married a Swedish…

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The Oviedo Heritage, a supplement for The Oviedo Outlook, published on June 30, 1977. This article describes the history of Andrew Duda, Sr., a celery and citrus farmer and early pioneer in Slavia, an unincorporated community southwest of Oviedo,…

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The First United Methodist Church, located at 263 King Street in Oviedo, Florida. The Methodist Church has a far-reaching history in the South that goes back to the schism of 1844. Divided by the issue of slavery, Southern churches moved to create…

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A receipt from the Florida Public Service Company, located at 100 East Central Avenue in Orlando, Florida, for September 3, 1926. The bill was issued to the Oviedo Woman's Club for $2. The Florida Public Service Company provided electric light and…

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A certificate of membership in the General Federation of Woman's Clubs (GFWC) for the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC). The certificate was issued on November 26, 1923, and signed by GFWC President Alice Ames Winter and GFWC secretary Lonese T. Hays.The…

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George Lee and Charlotte "Lottie" Lee (1887-1989), sisters from Oviedo, sometime in the late 19th century. George married Benjamin Franklin Wheeler, a prominent citrus grower, celery cultivator, and politician, in 1908. Lottie married Thomas…

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The Girls' Auxiliary (GA) at the First Baptist Church of Oviedo. The GA was officially founded in 1913 as a Baptist organization for young girls. The First Baptist Church of Oviedo was founded in 1869, with its first service led by Reverend W. G.…

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A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, of Mary Alice Powell Aulin (1904-1993) with three of her great grandchildren: Reagan Nicole Wilder (1978-), Brandie Lee Wilder (1980-), and Robert Brady Wilder (1982-). Alice Aulin was…

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The magazine cover for the November-December 2005 issue of Greater Oviedo Lifestyles. The cover features the 100th anniversary of the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC), which was founded in 1906 as the Oviedo Magazine Club by seven charter members: H. B.…

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A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, depicting farmworkers grinding sugarcane at the Wheeler family farm. The Wheelers lived at 340 South Lake Jessup Avenue in Oviedo, Florida. The family patriarch, Benjamin Franklin…

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A history written by Helen Leinhart chronicling the history of the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC), which was founded in 1906 as the Oviedo Magazine Club by seven charter members: H. B. McCall, Edith Meade, Georgia Lee Wheeler, Lillian Lee Lawton, Mattie…

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A history of the First Baptist Church of Oviedo from its founding in 1869 to its centennial celebration in 1969. The book begins with a brief history of the Central Florida area, followed by a history of Oviedo. The first service for the First…

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A history written by Lillian Della Lee Lawton (1882-1977) chronicling the history of the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC), which was founded in 1906 as the Oviedo Magazine Club by seven charter members: H. B. McCall, Edith Meade, Georgia Lee Wheeler,…

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The home of Annie Ethel Lee Carter, located on Lake Charm Circle in Oviedo, Florida, in the 1950s. Carter was the daughter of Orange County Commissioner James Hiram Lee, Sr. (1844-1920) and Laura Agusta Barnett Lee (1851-1940). She was also the wife…

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The home of Benjamin Franklin Wheeler, Sr. (1878-1954) and George Lee Wheeler, located at 340 South Lake Jessup Avenue in Oviedo, Florida, in the 1930s. Frank Wheeler was born in Dade City on January 2, 1878. After his father passed away in 1889, his…

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A newspaper photograph about a homemade hat fashion show hosted by the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC). Photographed in the front row, from left to right, are Janet Foley, Lynn Nemec, and Louise Martin. In the second row, from left to right, are Nancy…

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The homestead documentation for Benjamin James. James' homestead was located in the southwestern portion of present-day Oviedo. James was born Savannah, Georgia, and migrated to Hastings, Florida, where he met his wife, Esther James. The couple…

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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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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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Hotel Oviedo in Oviedo, Florida. The Timucuan Native Americans originally inhabited the area of present-day Oviedo, although the remains of their settlements have disappeared. Homesteaders arrived along the shores of Lake Jesup in 1865 just after the…

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A newspaper article about Howard Overlin, the manager of the Sanford, Oviedo, and Geneva division of the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1933. Overlin was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana. In 1911, he began his…

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The aftermath of Hurricane Charley in Oviedo, Florida. Hurricane Charley formed on August 9, 2004, and dissipated on August 15. Charley was a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall in southwest Florida and was the strongest hurricane to hit the…

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A newspaper announcement published in The Oviedo Voice on September 16, 2004. The announcement postpones the Harvest Jamboree that was scheduled to be held by a local church on October 1-2. The event was postponed due to damage from Hurricane Charley…

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The funeral program for Harry "Big Newt" Homer, Sr. Boston, who was an integral part of Oviedo's African-American community. Originally from Valdosta, Georgia, he graduate from Valdosta State College (now Valdosta State University). After college, he…

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This is the dedication from former members of the Oviedo Black Hawks baseball team for Harry "Big Newt" Homer, Sr. Boston, who was an integral part of Oviedo's African-American community. Originally from Valdosta, Georgia, he graduate from Valdosta…

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Lockwood Boulevard was a dirt road until 1990, when the City of Oviedo and the Anden Group, a local developer, paved Mitchell Hammock Road between Florida State Road 426 and Lockwood Boulevard, in order to alleviate traffic congestion due to the…

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An invitation from the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC) to Mrs. Glen A. Mathews to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the club. The Oviedo Woman's Club was founded in 1906 as the Oviedo Magazine Club by seven charter members: H. B. McCall, Edith Meade,…