This collection of historical vignettes focus on the times from the late 1940s through the ‘60s revealing some of the fascinating people and places that make
a mark on Orlando. Beginning as a fort during the Seminole Wars, Orlando is a multi-county area in the center of Florida where the growth began after WWII and then took off on space rockets and theme-park rides. This book will spread the word that Central Florida does have a fascinating past, especially if you know where to look for it.
Historically Florida, Florida's History Shops are operated by Friends of the Museums of Florida History, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation described under
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the Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Department of State.