RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 18: Winter Garden's 20th Century: Boom, Bust and Rebirth

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Title

RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 18: Winter Garden's 20th Century: Boom, Bust and Rebirth

Alternative Title

Winter Garden's 20th Century Podcast

Subject

Podcasts
Documentaries
Winter Garden (Fla.)
Citrus fruit industry--Florida--Orange County
Winter Garden Heritage Foundation
Suburbs--United States

Description

Episode 18 of RICHES Podcast Documentaries: Winter Gardens 20th Century: Boom, Bust and Rebirth. RICHES Podcast Documentaries are short form narrative documentaries that explore Central Florida history and are locally produced. These podcasts can involve the participation or cooperation of local area partners.

Episode 18 explores the demographic changes of Winter Garden, Florida, during the 20th century. Originally a small agricultural hub, Winter Garden grew into a bustling suburbia in a short period of time. This episode focuses on Winter Garden's period of boom, bust and rebirth. Present-day Winter Garden was originally inhabited by Native Americans thousands of years before European colonization. Early European settlers began arriving in the area around Lake Apopka around 1845 with the encouragement of the Armed Occupation Act for settlement in the new State of Florida. The community began to grow rapidly when the Orange Belt Railway arrived in 1886 and citrus became the area's cash crop. A train depot was constructed in 1893 and the town was named Winter Garden. The area also became a popular tourist in the 1920s, nicknamed the "large-mouth bass capital." Winter Garden continued to thrive on citrus, proclaiming itself the largest citrus shipping point in the world during the 1940s. The citrus industry continued to boom throughout World War II, but quality dropped as Lake Apopka became polluted.

Abstract

In this podcast, we explore how the demographics of Winter Garden have changed over the last century, moving from an agricultural economy with small numbers of residents to a growing suburbia. Such a drastic shift in such a short period of time has caused many growing pains, but the city and its Winter Garden Heritage Foundation have found new and creative ways to rebuild their community.

Creator

Niemi, Nicholas

Source

Original 16-minute and 35-second podcast by Nicholas Niemi, November 16, 2011: "RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 18: Winter Garden's 20th Century: Boom, Bust and Rebirth." RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 2011-11-16

Date Copyrighted

2011-11-16

Date Issued

2011-11-16

Contributor

Cross, Phil
Cappleman, Kay
McMillan, Alana

Is Part Of

RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Orlando, Florida.
RICHES Podcast Documentaries Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

audio/mp3

Extent

15.2 MB

Medium

16-minute and 35-second podcast

Language

eng

Type

Sound/Podcast

Coverage

Winter Garden, Florida
Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, Winter Garden, Florida
Garden Theatre, Winter Garden, Florida

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Nicholas Niemi and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 18: Winter Gardens 20th Century: Boom, Bust and Rebirth." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/2470.
"Welcome." City of Winter Park. http://www.cwgdn.com/.
"Winter Garden." Winter Garden Heritage Foundation. http://www.wghf.org/localhistory.
Winter Garden Heritage Foundation. All Aboard!: A Journey Through Historic Winter Garden, 1880-1950. Winter Garden, FL: The Foundation, 1997.

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Original Format

1 audio podcast

Duration

16 minutes and 35 seconds

Bit Rate/Frequency

128kbps

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