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The annual report of the Board of Supervisors of the Seminole Soil and Water Conservation District for 1967. The organization began in 1948 with a goal to assist in agricultural interests. Over the years, the Seminole Soil and Water Conservation…

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A newspaper article published in The Orlando Sentinel discusses the stocking of Lake Apopka with Sunshine bass fingerlings. Sunshine bass are a hybrid of white bass and striped bass developed by the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission (GFC)…

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A map of Florida showing the Florida South Railway's land grant, published in 1888. The map includes information about towns along the railway, facts about Florida, and hints for potential immigrants. The Florida Southern Railway was established in…

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A newspaper article from The Orlando Sentinel discussing seining operations in Lake Eustis in Florida. The article states that a report released by the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission found that seining hauls had decreased since 1953,…

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A letter from Harold L. Moody, fisheries biologist with the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, to J. W. Woods, Chief of Fisheries for the commission. The letter describes a fish kill observed on June 3, 1967. Moody was informed of the kill…

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A letter from Harold L. Moody, fisheries biologist with the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, to J. W. Woods, Chief of Fisheries for the commission. The letter describes a fish kill first observed on April 23, 1967, by Dewey Smith, and…

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A letter from O. E. Frye, Jr., director of the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, to Arthur W. Sinclair, executive manager of the Winter Garden Chamber of Commerce, in response to Sinclair's questions about seining viability in Lake Apopka.…

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A newspaper article from The Orlando Sentinel discussing declining sport fishing catches in the Indian River. The article shares the views of both sport fishermen and commercial fishermen. The sports fishers believe that commercial net fishing…

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A report by the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission detailing the results of an experimental seining of Lake Apopka in Florida. Seining was evaluated as a potential method of removing nutrients from the lake by capturing and removing large…

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A letter from Harold L. Moody, River Fishery Project Leader for the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, to James B. Lackey. Lackey was hired by Lake County and Orange County to study water quality in Lake Apopka and the Ocklawaha River in…

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A newspaper article from The Orlando Sentinel discussing fish camp owners in Lake County, Florida. The camp owners share their feelings regarding pollution in their lakes, and the impact this has had on the fish population and the fish camp industry.

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A newspaper column published by The Orlando Sentinel on May 6, 1964. The column, "Goin-A-Fishin," reprints a letter from C. W. Sheffield, the director of the Orange County Water Pollution Department. In the letter, Sheffield discusses how the 1963…

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A newspaper article by Bob Underwood published by The Orlando Sentinel on June 11, 1964. This column rebuts earlier claims that Lake Apopka has recovered. Underwood agrees that the water quality has improved, but believes that this is merely…

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A newspaper article dated June 9, 1964. The article briefly describes remarks by C. W. Sheffield, an Orange County sanitary engineer. Sheffield states that Lake Apopka, Florida is healthier than it has been in four years, primarily due to dilution…

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A newspaper article from The Orlando Sentinel issue published on August 13,1963. The article discusses C. W. Sheffield, sanitary engineer for the State Board of Health, and his urgings for a thorough survey of Lake Apopka, Florida, by K. K.…

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A postcard featuring an underwater mermaid at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in 1949. Weeki Wachee, located at 6131 Commercial Way in Spring Hill, Florida, is best known for its famous tourist attraction, Weeki Wachee Springs. The attraction…

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This painting accompanies the Orlando Remembered exhibit at the Downtown Orlando Information Center, located at 201 South Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida. The painting was created by James Stoll, who has contributed various works of art,…

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Six men standing in front of Nick Serros' Fish & Poultry Company in Downtown Orlando, Florida, sometime around 1938. Nick Serros (b. 1888), the company owner, was born in Greece in 1888 and immigrated to the United States in 1923. He opened his…

Episode 26 of A History of Central Florida podcasts: Fishing Boats. 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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An oral history of 89-year-old Odetta Copper (b. 1921), who was born on June 26, 1921, in France, Florida. She migrated to Sanford in 1946. Copper tells of her strict upbringing and the hardship she faced when growing up with her parents and nine…

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The lot located at 421 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known residents of this lot were all African Americans: Berry M. Gardner from approximately 1911 to 1917, E. D.…

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Dr. George H. Starke (ca. 1899-ca. 1979), a friend of the Black Family, displaying the fish he caught and brought back to his home on Locust Avenue in Sanford (now part of Winter Springs) 1960. For many years, Dr. Starke was the only…

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An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include a letter to Sydney from J. C. Palmer and his inquiry to establish a fish nursery along…