The Mapes Family

When Union Veteran John H. DeGraw arrived in St. Cloud, Florida in the fall of 1909, little did he know that when his daughter Myrtle married Victor G. Mapes, three of John’s grandsons – Victor Loris Mapes, Dana Austin Mapes and Theodore Augustus Mapes would serve their country in the 1940s, as John did over seventy-five years earlier.

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Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek: Revitalized!

1 year ago, you invested in us, well beyond your cash donations. You revitalized our spirits, and helped us move forward. On November 12, 2017 the Osceola County Historical Society woke up after a very successful 26th Annual Pioneer Day sponsored by Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures only to find out the irreplaceable Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek had been vandalized just hours after the event.

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Charles Nathan McMullen

The youngest of nine children of Matthew and Sarah McMullen, born April 28, 1865; Charles Nathan grew up in Roane, West Virginia, working on the family farm.  He was only six months old when his father died.  At the age of thirtee…

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Levi Shambow: Union Veteran

Prior to being one of the early settlers of St. Cloud, Florida, Levi Shambow was also a pioneer in the cities of Aurora, Illinois, Portland and Eugene, Oregon, Seattle, Washington and Butte, Montana.

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Twilight Ghost Tour of Downtown Kissimmee – 2018

Twilight Ghost Tour of Downtown Kissimmee Join the Osceola County Historical Society on a spirited, twilight Ghost Tour of Downtown Kissimmee. 45 thrilling minutes for only $10 adults, $5 children (12 and under). Online payment fees apply. Sign up now, before this terror-ific offer passes away. Ghost Tours will be held in conjunction with Boo! […]

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