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A painting of Lake Jesup in 2012 by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida. One of the largest lakes in Central Florida, Lake Jesup is located along the middle basin of the St. Johns River. In the 1990s, after decades of pollution, the lake…

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A painting of Lake Jesup in 2001 by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida. One of the largest lakes in Central Florida, Lake Jesup is located along the middle basin of the St. Johns River. In the 1990s, after decades of pollution, the lake…

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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 letter from Edward A. Zagar, a fisheries biologist for the Florida Game and Fresh Water Commission, to Arthur W. Sinclair, from the Winter Garden Chamber of Commerce. In the letter, Zagar discusses the seine survey program for Lake Apopka and for…

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A postcard depicting an aerial view of the town of Tarpon Springs, Florida, and all of its waterways. The earliest Americans settlers to Tarpon Springs came following the American Civil War. The town was first promoted by Hamilton Disston (1844-1896)…

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A postcard depicting a view of the Baker Sanitorium from across Colonial Lake in Charleston, South Carolina. Colonial Lake is a tidal lake, with its surrounding park reserved for common use since 1768. The Baker-Craig Sanatorium, seen from across the…

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A postcard depicting a view of the Sunken Gardens, which were built in 1901 for the Inter-State and West Indian Exposition, a business fair. After the fair was over, Charleston established Hampton Park, where the Sunken Gardens remain as a landscaped…

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A postcard depicting theodore Roosevelt Dam in Roosevelt, Arizona. The dam was constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation of the U.S. Department of the Interior between 1903 and 1911. Located on the Salt River, the Roosevelt Dam is part of the Salt…

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A postcard depicting the Tom Miller Dam and Lake Austin in Austin, Texas. Named in honor of Austin mayor Robert Thomas Miller (1893-1962), the Tom Miller Dam began operation in 1940 and forms Lake Austin, formerly known as Lake McDonald.This postcard…

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A postcard depicting a painted view of Kilchurn Castle, located on Loch Awe in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Kilchurn Castle was built in the mid-1400s by Sir Colin Campbell. This postcard is part of a collection of postcards kept by Lucile Campbell, a…

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A postcard depicting an illustrated aerial view of Lake Geneva harbor, with Mont Blanc in the distance. The lake is located on the north side of the Alps and is shared by Switzerland and France.This postcard is part of a collection of postcards kept…

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A postcard depicting a view of Loch Levan, located in Kinross, Scotland. The loch is the largest natural shallow body of water in lowland Britain. It is home to more breeding ducks than anywhere else in inland Europe.This postcard is part of a…

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A postcard depicting an illustrated aerial view of a Lake Geneva harbor. The lake is located on the north side of the Alps and is shared by Switzerland and France. This postcard is part of a collection of postcards kept by Lucile Campbell, a…

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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 letter from William "Don" D. McAllister to V. D. Patten at the Florida State Board of Health, with attached statement. McAllister hosted the Central Florida TV-show Hunting and Fishing with Don, which ran 1954 to 1972 on WDBO-Channel 6. The letter…

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A letter from James B. Lackey, a water and waste biological consultant, to Harold L. Moody, the River Fishery Project Leader at the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, discussing water samples from Lake Apopka in Florida. Lackey, a retired…

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A political advertisement, published in The Orlando Sentinel, promoting Ben Crabbe for the office of Orange County Commissioner for the 4th District. The ad highlights Crabbe's commitment to cleaning up aquatic pollution in Orange County, Florida. To…

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A newspaper announcement published in The Oviedo Voice on September 16, 2004. The article states that the City of Oviedo had issued a High Water Warning in the aftermath of Hurricane Frances, which hit Central Florida in early September of 2004.…

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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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A postcard showing the Sperry Fountain on the southern shore of Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando, Florida. The fountain was named in honor of Frank E. Sperry (1843-1916), Mayor of Orlando from 1913 to 1916. Lake Eola and the surrounding park are one of…

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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Discovery Island, located at the Walt Disney World Resort Bay Lake near Orlando, Florida, in September of 1991. Before the arrival of Walt Disney World, the 11.5-acre island was called Raz Island, in honor of the family that inhabited it. In the late…

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Postcard showing Memorial High School, located at 151 East Washington Street. The school was constructed by J. C. Hanner in 1922 and dedicated on December 3, 1922. The building was designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style and was named Memorial…

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Lake Lucerne is one of two primary lakes connected with the earliest days of the city of Orlando, Florida. Along with Lake Eola, it defined one of the natural borders of the young town in the 1860s and 1870s. Lake Lucerne sits at the southern end of…