Desert Inn Memories

Desert Inn Memories

The following story is submitted; the author asked to remain anonymous. Yeehaw Junction The Desert Inn was an oasis from the hot asphalt Highway 60 that miraged its way through long expanses of Florida pastures and marshes. It was an icon of our childhood, indelibly, nostalgically imprinted upon so many of us. Far from any city, the 2-story stucco building loomed up out of nowhere, […]

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Early transportation: Canoes, steamboats and trains

Early transportation: Canoes, steamboats and trains

As we prepare for Train Day at Pioneer Village on July 19, we thought we’d take a look back at how transportation in the area evolved over the years.  Long before the bustling days of steamboats, the Seminoles traversed the swamps and rivers of Florida in dugout canoes. Fashioned from an old cypress log, the canoe was hollowed out by burning and using hand axes […]

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Tools of the Trade: Cobbler & Saddler

Tools of the Trade: Cobbler & Saddler

Throughout the month of June 2020 we will feature local businesses related to the new Tools of the Trade special exhibit now on display at the History Museum. The exhibit will run through October 12, 2020 and features the past tools and objects of various trades. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Herzberg’s Saddle Shop & Saddle Rack When Fred […]

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Tools of the Trade: Drug Stores

Tools of the Trade: Drug Stores

Throughout the month of June 2020 we will feature local businesses related to the new Tools of the Trade special exhibit now on display at the History Museum. The exhibit will run through October 12 and features the past tools and objects of various trades. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Roberson’s Drug Store and Broadway Pharmacy Roberson’s Drug Store […]

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