Society

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Title

Society

Alternative Title

Wild West Show

Subject

Veterans--Florida

Description

A newspaper article published by The Pittsburgh Press on June 19, 1896. The article addresses various events that are going on in Pittsburgh society. Of particular interest is the piece on the “Wild West” show with Thomas Morrow Pringle, who is Thomas Masters Pringle’s father. He is described as “the champion fancy shot of the world.” There were other shooting, racing, and acrobatic events as well as a parade and military drills.

Born on May 31, 1921, in Portage, Pennsylvania, Thomas Masters Pringle (1921-1995) married Helen Gray in Winchester, Virginia, on September 5, 1942. On October 17, 1942, Pringle entered the United States Army, training as an expert mechanic at Keesler Field in Mississippi. After he left the service on June 26, 1943, Pringle returned to Pennsylvania. Thomas and Helen had four children: Lydia, Becky, Helen, and Thomas. The family retired to Alachua, Florida, where Pringle passed away on March 16, 1995, at the age of seventy three. Although initially buried or cremated at the Pringle Hill Cemetery in Pennsylvania, he was interred at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida, on August 3, 1995.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Creator

The Pittsburgh Press

Source

Original newspaper article: "Society." The Pittsburgh Press, June 19, 1896.

Publisher

The Pittsburgh Press

Date Created

1896-06-19

Format

image/jpg

Extent

215 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and published by The Pittsburgh Press.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by The Pittsburgh Press and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.

Curator

Kelly, Karen
Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

Source Repository

The Pittsburgh Press

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.

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