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  • Geraldine Wright, Oral History

    2024 Interview at the Casselberry Library with Geraldine Wright Mrs. Geraldine Wright shares about her childhood in Sanford, education, and early career in Brooklyn,New York, and Return to Sanford with […]

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  • Cora Snead – Oral History

    By Amy Marie Cantley, Recorded November 30th, 2023 @ Casselberry Public Library Transcript AMY MARIE CANTLEY: This oral history interview recording is being made as part of a collection for […]

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  • Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church

    AKA — Longwood Corinth Baptist Church Around 1880 the town of Longwood was coming into its own. That year it was linked with Sanford and Orlando via by a narrow-gauge […]

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  • Thomas Shepherd

    He paid town founder EW Henck $1.50 to help him fill out the paperwork for the homestead act. He was granted 77 acres that spanned both sides of what is […]

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  • George Jones

    One of the pioneers families of Longwood. The Jones family settled in West Longwood and owned land on both sides of 434 near Rangeline Road. George Jones was the patriarch, […]

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  • Saul Grant

    Born into slavery near Alachua in 1858. Came to Longwood in the 1880s

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  • Adrienne Perry

    Adrienne Perry was elected to the Longwood city commission in 1989, winning her district with 77% of the vote. She served two terms, running unopposed in 1991. After the start […]

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  • Francis Oliver, Oral History

    Local historian Jason Byrne interviews Francis Oliver on July 2, 2018 11:50AM at Patio Grill in Sanford. Francis is a civil rights activist, community leader, career educator, founder of the […]

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