Lake Wales Depot Museum Dedication Ceremony

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Title

Lake Wales Depot Museum Dedication Ceremony

Alternative Title

Lake Wales Depot Museum Dedication

Subject

Lake Wales (Fla.)
Railroads--Florida
Museums--Florida

Description

The dedication of the Lake Wales Depot Museum, located at 325 South Scenic Highway, was part of a project in Lake Wales, Florida, to commemorate the Bicentennial of the United States on July 4, 1976. The museum still exists today and houses a variety of exhibits on local and state topics. Mimi Hardman, depicted in the colonial outfit on the right, was instrumental in the renovation project of the train depot and still acts as the head of the Lake Wales Historical Society and runs the depot museum.

The Lake Wales Depot Museum is housed in the Lake Wales Train Depot that was built in 1928 by the R. W. Burrows Construction Company along the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL). It was the second station built in Lake Wales since the coming of the railroad in 1911. It continued to operate as a functioning railroad depot for several decades. In 1978, the depot was dedicated as the Lake Wales Depot Museum, housing the local history of the Railroad Depot and the City of Lake Wales.

Source

Original black and white photograph, July 4, 1976: Lake Wales Public Library Archives, Lake Wales Public Library, Lake Wales, Florida.

Date Created

1976-07-04

Contributor

Campbell, Tyler

Has Format

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph, July 4, 1976: Lake Wales Public Library Archives, Lake Wales Public Library, Lake Wales, Florida.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph, July 4, 1976.

Is Part Of

Lake Wales Public Library Archives, Lake Wales Public Library, Lake Wales, Florida.
Central Florida Railroad Depots Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

183 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Lake Wales Depot Museum, Lake Wales, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Lake Wales Public Library and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Dr. Connie L. Lester's American Economic History Undergraduate Class, Spring 2014

Curator

Campbell, Tyler
Cepero, Laura

Source Repository

External Reference

Mulligan, Michael. Railroad Depots of Central Florida. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2008.
Turner, Gregg M. A Journey into Florida Railroad History. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008.
Turner, Gregg M. A Short History of Florida Railroads. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2003.
Murdock, R. Ken. Outline History of Central Florida Railroads. Winter Garden, Fla: Central Florida Chapter, National Railway Historical Society, 1997.
"RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 25: The Railways of Central Florida." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/2477.
"ABOUT THE DEPOT." Lake Wales Museum & Cultural Center, City of Lake Wales. http://www.cityoflakewales.com/439/Depot-Museum.
"THE RAILROAD AND LAKE WALES." Lake Wales Museum & Cultural Center, City of Lake Wales. http://www.cityoflakewales.com/439/Depot-Museum.
"Our Evolution and History: CSX." CSX http://www.csx.com/index.cfm/about-csx/our-evolution-and-history/interactive-timeline/.
"The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Standard Railroad of the South." The American Railroads: A Long and Storied History. http://www.american-rails.com/atlantic-coast-line.html.

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