County Party Goers Step Lively

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Title

County Party Goers Step Lively

Alternative Title

North Broward Roundup

Subject

Veterans--Florida

Description

A newspaper article published in The Fort Lauderdale News on July 2, 1965. The article describes a Sunday brunch at the Barefoot Mailman Hotel held by Wesley John Zimmerman (1893-1990) and his wife to entertain a group of neighbors.

Born on August 20, 1893, in St. Louis, Missouri, Zimmerman joined the United States Army in 1917. Originally an infantry cook, he was later transferred to the front as a machine gunner with the 140th Infantry Division. After his service, Zimmerman returned to St. Louis and married Agnes Maines. He would stay in St. Louis for the remainder of his working life. He retired to Florida during the 1960s, where he spent the rest of his life. Zimmerman died on July 27, 1981, and was buried at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

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

Ciccone, Rita

Source

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: "County Party Goers Step Lively." Fort Lauderdale News, July 2, 1965.

Publisher

Fort Lauderdale News

Date Created

1965-07-02

Format

image/jpg

Extent

2.12 MB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Deerfield Beach, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Rita Ciccone and published by the Fort Lauderdale News.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Fort Lauderdale News and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.

Curator

Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

Source Repository

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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