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Coronavirus UpdateMarch 17, 2020 The Osceola County Welcome Center & History Museum and Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek will close at end of business on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Both locations will remain closed until further notice. All events have been cancelled or postponed through the end of March. The opening reception for the “Tools of the Trade” exhibit scheduled for April 2, 2020, has […]
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 […]
Claude Earnest Woodruff Jr. was born on January 6, 1927, in one of the oldest houses in the black community of Bartow, Florida. He was the son of Claude Earnest and Lula Mae Coles Woodruff. He attended Union Academy High School in Bartow, which had been built in 1897 and was the same school his grandmother and mother attended. Upon finishing 10thgrade at the age […]