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Pictured is the original downtown Winter Haven Southern Railway Station. It was located about 100 feet west of the Times Square building. Now the area is parking, adjacent to South Central Park.

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The photograph above is looking southeast at Fourth St. NW, circa 1915. The white building on the left is the Bonita Theatre, which was operated by the Ripley family. It burned to the ground that same year. Central Park is in the foreground.

Pictured is Fifth Street NW, looking south from the intersection of Pope Avenue and Avenue A NW. The Ford dealership was to the extreme right and the Grand Theatre is the white building adjacent. Central Park is on the left. Taken circa 1925, the photo is by Robert Dahlgren.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) has just completed a month long campaign to raise awareness about hit-and-run crashes in the state of Florida, but we still need to get the word out that people need to remain on the scene of a crash.

This photograph of swimmers on a Lake Howard dock is noted with the date December 9, 1909. The family included hats with their stylish swimwear of the day. Six years later, efforts began to connect the lakes with a system of canals.

The year was 1957 and the popular television show “I’ve Got a Secret” and host Garry Moore headlined the Citrus Exposition. Pictured above, on the then roofless Lake Silver Amphitheatre, from left are: Durwood Kirby, Marion Lorne, Peter Lawford, Diana Dors, Garry Moore, Alan King, (newly dis…

Pictured is the Northgate Publix Store, as it looked when it opened in 1957. The mid-century modern arch to the right was removed when the shopping center expanded for the relocation of Rheineaurs women’s apparel (now the location of Badcock Home Furnishings).

It wasn’t all that long ago that January meant a huge celebration of citrus was just around the corner. Between 1924 and 2008, the celebration was known variously as the Orange Festival, Citrus Exposition and, finally, as the Citrus Showcase.

A law went into effect in 2019 that was intended to cut down on people who are texting on their cell phones while they’re driving on public roads.

When several hundred intellectually gifted middle school youngsters return to class at Union Academy Middle Magnet School and its International Baccalaureate curriculum this month, they will be the 122nd class to be educated at a school with one of the most diverse and remarkable histories i…

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