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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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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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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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Newspaper collage from the 1970 Jones High School yearbook. The articles describe the Orange County teachers strike of 1969, in which 27 teachers stayed home in protest of the county's decision to move black students to white schools and convert…

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Episode 42 of A History of Central Florida podcasts: Jim Crow Signs. 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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Episode 42 of A History of Central Florida podcasts: Jim Crow Signs. 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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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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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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A.J. Polk, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1932-1935. While he was principal, the Board of Education built Kentucky Street School, which later became Holden Street Elementary School, and students from first to sixth grade…

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Abandoned, an oil painting by Ralph L. Bagley (ca. 1914-2008). Bagley was an artist and instructor who taught in Central Florida from the 1950s until his death in 2008, when he was 94 years old. He was born in Bertrand, Missouri, and attended the…

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A sheet containing a list of addresses on the front side and handwritten notes on the back. These notes appear to be the draft of a speech supporting equal opportunity in education in the United States. The end of the speech states that the Orlando…

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A newspaper advertisement for Allstate Construction College's electrical engineering program. According to the ad, the college prepared students to pass the new state electrical exam and was taught by an instructor who was a state-licensed electrical…

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Andrew Jenkins, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1999-2003. During his tenure, Jenkins served as President of the Orange County Association of Secondary School Principals, oversaw the establishment of the Academy of Business…

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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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Oral history of Hal McIntosh, conducted by Erin Parke on March 16, 2015. McIntosh is a nationally renowned artist who currently resides in Winter Park, Florida. Born in 1927, Hal McIntosh began his formal studies at the Detroit Art Institute in…

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A postcard depicting the exterior of Ashley Hall, a school in Charleston, South Carolina. Once the Spring-Witte estate, the building was purchased by Mary Vardrine McBee in 1909 and turned into an independent college preparatory school. It is still…

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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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Cecil W. Boston, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1954-1964. Boston developed a Diversified Cooperative Training Program that allowed students to attend classes in the mornings and work in vocational jobs in the afternoons.…

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A portrait of Charlotte Clark Ford, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Ford was the Dean of Instruction at Bethune-Cookman College.Originally the Daytona…

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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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Clara Walters, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1981-1990. During her administration, Walters expanded the Foreign Language Department, renovated the auditorium, and added a guidance suite. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone…

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An integrated class assembly at Jones High School in 1970. The photograph appeared in the Jones High School yearbook that year. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school…

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Claudius J. Manigault, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1964-1968. During his tenure, Manigault oversaw several expansions of the school and the addition of sports facilities. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood…

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Co-educational physical education class at Seminole High School in 1959. Originally located at 301 West Seventh Street in Sanford, Florida, Seminole High School was first established as Sanford High School in 1902. The building was designed by W. G.…

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Composition, an oil painting by Ralph L. Bagley (ca. 1914-2008). Bagley was an artist and instructor who taught in Central Florida from the 1950s until his death in 2008, when he was 94 years old. He was born in Bertrand, Missouri, and attended the…

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Crooms Academy Graduating Class of 1927. Professor Joseph National Crooms, the school principal, can be seen in the center of the photograph. The Crooms Academy of Information Technology is located at 2200 West Thirteenth Street in the Goldsboro…

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Crooms Academy Graduating Class of 1929 on the steps of the home of Professor Joseph National Crooms, located at 812 South Sanford Avenue in Sanford, Florida. The Crooms Academy of Information Technology is located at 2200 West Thirteenth Street and…

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Cullen Banks, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1935-1954. During his tenure, the Orange County School Board built a new school building at 801 South Rio Grande Avenue, which is the current location of the school. Located in…

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A portrait of Dr. James Allen Colston, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Born in 1910, Dr. Colston is best known as the second president of…

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Dr. Mary Jane Mcleod Bethune presenting the First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt an honorary degree from Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida, on March 19, 1953. The two women had developed a friendship previously and Roosevelt had arranged for…

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Born in Fleyh, Czechoslovakia, in 1931, pop artist Dr. Walter Gaudnek is known for his blend of his bold colors, philosophy, religious symbolism, labyrinth installations, and mixtures of performance and art. He also draws heavy inspiration from…

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Eddie Sneed, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1991-1999. During his tenure, Sneed over the conversion of the wood shop to a technology lab, curriculum expansion and the opening of the Jones High School Historical Museum.…

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Female students at Sanford High School's second campus, located at the corner of East Ninth Street and South Palmetto Avenue in Sanford, Florida, in the 1920s. Sanford High School was originally established at 301 West Seventh Street in Sanford,…

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Female students at Sanford High School's original campus, located at 301 West Seventh Street in Sanford, Florida, in 1911. Sanford High School was originally established in 1902. The building was designed by W. G. Talley in the Romanesque revival…

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First Place 4-H Tropicana Speech Competition Classroom Award won by Sarah Thorncroft of Indian Trail Middle School, located at 415 Tuskawilla Road in Winter Springs, Florida, in 2002. The contest has been sponsored by Florida 4-H, a youth…

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First Place 4-H Tropicana Speech Competition Medal won by Sarah Thorncroft of Indian Trail Middle School, located at 415 Tuskawilla Road in Winter Springs, Florida, in 2002. The contest has been sponsored by Florida 4-H, a youth organization focusing…

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A newspaper article published by The Central Florida Press on June 20, 1930. According to the article, Florida ranked third among 16 Southern states in the amount of money paid as salaries to the administrative branch of the Florida Department of…

Florida’s Purge: The Johns Committee Witch Hunt, known colloquially as The Committee, is a short film about the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee's investigation of communism and homosexuality amongst students and faculty at Florida…

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The former location of the Chase & Company office, located at 110 West First Street in Sanford, Florida, in 2011. The building served as Chase & Co.'s office since 1887 and its office for fire insurance beginning in 1917. The building is…

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Former students of Sanford High School's second campus, located at the corner of East Ninth Street and South Palmetto Avenue in Sanford, Florida, in the 1920s. Sanford High School was originally established at 301 West Seventh Street in Sanford,…

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An autographed portrait of Frances Reynolds Keyser, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Keyser was the first qualified teacher at the Daytona Educational…

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A Girl Scout troop from Hillcrest Elementary School visiting Big Tree, which is the oldest and largest cypress tree in the world. At the time of the photograph, the tree was 3,500 years old and measured 17x127 feet.Hillcrest Elementary School is one…

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A graduating class at Jones High School. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for African-Americans. The original building was located on the corner of Garland…

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The venerable Grady Kimsey enjoys critical and popular success as a sculptor, potter, painter and instructor, with eight decades of life experiences to draw upon for inspiration. Kimsey was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1928. He earned his…

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Henry C. Wright, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1975-1981. During his tenure, Wright expanded the curriculum and some of the school's buildings. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones…

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Hillcrest Elementary School's fifth grade class of 1951. Three rows of 31 children pose in front of the school. A teacher stands to the student's left.Hillcrest Elementary School is one of Orlando’s oldest schools, opening in 1923. Since the 1980s,…

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Hillcrest Elementary School report card for Julia Hays during the 1951-1952 school year. During the six-week term, students learned reading, language, spelling, penmanship, social studies, arithmetic, science, health, art, music, and physical…

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Hillcrest Elementary School's sixth grade class of 1951. Three rows of 23 children pose in front of the school. The back of the photograph contains the signatures of 15 students.Hillcrest Elementary School is one of Orlando’s oldest schools,…

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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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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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Jones High School Home Economics class in 1957. The photograph appeared in the 1957 Jones High School yearbook. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for…

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The Hopper Academy was the first African-American school in the Georgetown district of Sanford, Florida. Established in 1886, the school was originally named Colored School No. 11. A new building for the school was constructed at 1110 Pine Avenue in…

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Hugh F. McKean (1908-1995) moved to Orlando, Florida, from College Hill in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, where he was raised. He earned his bachelor's degree from Rollins College in Winter Park in 1930 and joined its faculty in 1932, later heading its…

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A newspaper article published by The Oviedo Outlook on May 26, 1977. The article the election of officers to the Parent-Teacher Association for Jackson Heights Middle School, located at 41 Academy Avenue in Oviedo, Florida. Jean Rumsey Bob Szelc ,…

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Jeannette Genius McKean (1909-1989) was a painter, interior designer, and trustee, and benefactor of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she visited her grandfather, Charles Hosmer Morse, in Winter Park. On one summer…

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Jones High School in the 1940s. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for African-Americans. The original building was located on the corner of Garland Avenue and…

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A Jones High School classroom in 1972. The photograph appeared in the 1972 Jones High School yearbook. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for African-Americans.…

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The Jones High School Historical Society Inc. was formed in 1995 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the schools founding in 1895. The historical society opened and maintains a museum on site at Jones High School. James “Chief” Wilson and…

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Jones High School students from the 1920s. Three rows of 29 male students pose in front of the school. The boys all wear hats and one holds and American flag. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School…

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Jones High School's tenth grade class of 1928. Three rows of 16 children pose in front of the school with a teacher and Principal L.C. Jones. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area…

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Jones High School's twelfth grade class of 1931. This was the first class to go through all 12 years at the renamed school. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for…

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Jones High School in 1957. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for African-Americans. The original building was located on the corner of Garland Avenue and Church…

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Jones High School in 1962. The aerial view of the high school was featured in the Sixteenth Annual North State Band Festival Program for the Florida Association of Band Directors. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando,…

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Jones High School in 1985. The photograph appeared in the Jones High School yearbook that year. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for African-Americans. The…

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Judy Albertson was active in the art community when she met gallery owner Louise Peterson. Fifteen years later, they established the Albertson-Peterson Gallery as a unique fine arts crafts gallery. Together, the pair developed a dialogue that led to…

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Newspaper collage from the 1970 Jones High School yearbook. The articles describe a lottery in which teachers' names were drawn from a fishbowl to determine which school they would be assigned to. The county implemented this policy after the courts…

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L.C. Jones, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1912-1931. When Jones became principal of what was then known as the Johnson Academy, the first area public school for African-Americans was located on the corner of Chatham Avenue…

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L.C. Jones, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1912-1931. When Jones became principal of what was then known as the Johnson Academy, the first area public school for African-Americans was located on the corner of Chatham Avenue…

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Lake Howell High School soccer player Nick Martin in 2000. Lake Howell High School is a public high school located at 4200 Dike Road in Winter Park, Florida. Although its mailing address is Winter Park, which is part of Orange County, the school is…

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Letter from Hazel Skjersaa, the Maternity Nursing Coordinator at Valencia Community College, to Marie Jones Francis, a midwife in Sanford, Florida. In the letter, Skjersaa thanks Francis for a series of lectures she gave students in her home during…

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An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase's wife. Topics discussed in the letter include an enclosed letter from Mrs. George S. Hill, lumber estimates for Hill's request to modify a school building,…

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A letter from Mary Crawford Williams to the Sanford High School Class of 1926. The letter consists of a two-page list of graduates and their addresses as of 1976, as well as a typed letter informing the alumni of a manuscript written about Sanford…

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A newspaper article published by The Oviedo Outlook on May 26, 1977. The article features a letter to the editor by Wayne E. Lanham, an instructor at Oviedo High School and the sponsor of the school's chapter of Vocational Industrial Clubs of America…

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Lorenzo Phillips, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 2003-2006. With the support of Blue Cross Blue Shield and Florida State University, Phillips helped the Medical Arts Magnet make enormous strides. Located in the…

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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…

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Lyman High School Class of 1991 graduation ceremony. Lyman High School is a Seminole County Public School located in Longwood, Florida. In 1923, a board of trustees agreed to construct a new school to accommodate the growing population in the…

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Lyman High School's Girls Basketball Team in 1975. Lyman High School is a Seminole County Public School located in Longwood, Florida. In 1923, a board of trustees agreed to construct a new school to accommodate the growing population in the Longwood…

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Lyman High School's Girls Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) during inspection led by Katherine Mendelson in 1998. The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) is a high school-level education program sponsored by the United…

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Lyman High School student at the chalkboard during a TEC Club meeting during the 1965-1966 school year. Lyman High School is a Seminole County Public School located in Longwood, Florida. In 1923, a board of trustees agreed to construct a new school…

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Male students at Sanford High School's second campus, located at the corner of East Ninth Street and South Palmetto Avenue in Sanford, Florida, in the 1920s. Sanford High School was originally established at 301 West Seventh Street in Sanford,…

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A map of Oviedo drawn by Sarah Thorncroft as part of the Oviedo History Harvest in 2015. The map shows various locations along Aloma Avenue, which is part of Florida State Road 426, and Central Avenue, which is part of SR 419. These sites include…

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Martha Fox's graduating class of 1911 at Sanford High School's original campus, located at 301 West Seventh Street in Sanford, Florida. This photograph appeared in the 1910 Salmagundi. Sanford High School was originally established at 301 West…

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An invitation to Hillcrest Elementary School’s sixth grade operetta, "Miranda’s Spring Festival," which was held in the Hillcrest Elementary auditorium. A scarecrow and birds colored by students appear next to the event information.Hillcrest…

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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 discusses the Secondary Level Examination Program (SLEP), which grants high school credits to students that successfully…

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An oal history of Bette Skates, conducted by Diana Dombrowski on July 9, 2010. As the historian of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Sanford, Florida, Skates discusses growing up in Sanford, how Sanford has changed over time, her educational and…

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An oral history interview of Bettye Jean Aulin Reagan, conducted by Rebecca Schwandt on April 2, 2015. Born January 27, 1934, Reagan is the granddaughter of Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), who is credited with naming Oviedo, Florida. In this oral…

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An oral history interview of Martha Reuter (b. 1964), who is nicknamed Connie. Reuter was born in Abingdon, Virginia, on March 20, 1964. She enlisted in the U.S. Navy (USN) on May 7, 1984, and completed her service on April 1, 1988. Reuter…

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An oral history interview of Curt Sawyer (b. 1954), who served in the U.S. Army from 1986 to 1994. Sawyer was born in San Francisco, California, on May 1, 1965, but grew up in Tennessee. While living in Fort Myers, Florida, in 1986, Sawyer joined the…

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Daphne F. Humphrey was born in Sarasota, Florida, but migrated to Sanford at age 5. In this oral history, she first describes Georgetown, an historic African-American community in Sanford. She then talks of her mother, Marie Jones Francis, the…