All Aboard! First Train Arrives in Narcoossee July 19, 1889

All Aboard! First Train Arrives in Narcoossee July 19, 1889

A scrapbook kept by Colonel William E. Cadman holds newspaper clippings about the completion of the Sugar Belt Railway to Narcoossee and the celebration held on July 19, 1889 – the day the first train arrived. The scrapbook is housed in the Orange County Regional History Center archives in Orlando. The noon train originated in Sanford and was filled with people from there and other […]

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Stanley Whitted Jr. enjoyed sharing history found in old family Bible

Stanley Whitted Jr. enjoyed sharing history found in old family Bible

Stanley Henry Whitted Jr. was born in Narcoossee, Florida, on January 24, 1924, one of four children born to Stanley H. Sr. and Ella Short Whitted. When Stanley was two, Ella died – her youngest child was only seven months old. Seven years later, Stanley Sr. died; the children were separated and sent to various family members. Stanley’s Aunt Wiggins brought the Whitted children together […]

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