THE NARCOOSSEE AREA CHAPTER OF THE OSCEOLA
COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES WERE PRESENTED AT THE
NARCOOSSEE CHAPTER MONTHLY MEETING:

CAPTAIN WILLIAM JACKSON BRACK
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Presented at the February 2017 meeting.
BRICK ROADS IN FLORIDA
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Presented at the August 2016 meeting.

P.A. VANS AGNEW HELPS NELSON FELL DEVELOP FLORIDA, RUSSIA
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Presented at the May 2016 meeting.

THE CATTLE INDUSTRY OF OSCEOLA COUNTY FLORIDA
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Presented at the April 2016 meeting.

FRANCIS PATRICK MCMULLEN 1940 - 2015
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Presented at the January 2015 meeting.
SUBJECT IS THE RUNNYMEDE HOTEL, 1885 - 1940
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Presented at the November 2015 meeting.
FROM THE ST. CLOUD TRIBUNE OF MAY 29, 1924
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Presented at the November 2015 meeting.
SOME HISTORY OF THE TYSON FAMILY IN NARCOOSSEE
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Presented at the August 2015 meeting.


 

HISTORY IS HAPPENING IN NARCOOSSEE, FLORIDA!

Did You Know?

  • English colonies at Narcoossee and Runnymede preceded the establishment of the City of St. Cloud.
  • Many of the early Englishmen who settled here did so to "find their own way" because family estates and inheritances were already pledged to their older siblings. Investments were made in sugar cane, orange groves, and harvesting pine sap for turpentine.
  • Runnymede was named after the English location where, in 1215, feudal barons forced King John to grant civil and political liberties in the famous document, the Magna Carta.
  • The Narcoossee schoolhouse circa 1886 is older than Osceola County which was established in 1887.
  • One of our English settlers, Rev. George W. Garrett, invented the world's first mechanically propelled submarine in England.

 

History is Happening!
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