City Directory for St. Augustine, Florida: 1948

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Title

City Directory for St. Augustine, Florida: 1948

Alternative Title

1948 City Directory for St. Augustine, Florida

Subject

Veterans--Florida

Description

A page from the city directory for St. Augustine, Florida, from 1948. The City Directory lists the names of the head of the household and in the case of a married man, the name of his wife. The Directory also gives shorthand description of the occupation and place of employment of the head of the household as well as their address. The Directory also includes advertisement from local businesses.

A notable resident listed in the directory is Fred Wimbush (1920-1949). Born in Emanuel County, Georgia, Wimbush later lived in Lyons, Georgia, before relocating to St. Augustine, Florida, by 1935. On July 14, 1943, Wimbush enlisted in the United States Army, where he reported to duty at Camp Blanding near Starke, Florida. He eventually served with Company H as part of the 25th Infantry Regiment of the 93rd Division. Wimbush and his segregated regiment served in the Pacific Theater of World War II, serving in both a labor and combat capacity. Wimbush received an honorable discharge on November 29, 1946. After the war ended, Wimbush returned to St. Augustine, where he lived until his death on January 14, 1949, at the age of twenty-eight. He is buried in Saint Augustine National Cemetery in Saint Augustine, Florida in Section E, Plot 25.

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

City of Saint Augustine

Source

Digital reproduction of the original printed city directory for St. Augustine, Florida, 1948.

Publisher

City of Saint Augustine

Date Created

ca. 1947

Format

image/jpg

Extent

1.58 MB

Medium

1 printed city directory

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

St. Augustine, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and published by the City of St. Augustine.

Rights Holder

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Curator

Stoddard, James

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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