Osceola Cattlemen’s Association

Osceola Cattlemen’s Association

The agriculture community is proud to be the second-largest industry in the state of Florida, employing over two million people and contributing more than $104 billion to the economy every year.[1] Cattle have been a part of the Florida landscape since 1521.[2] Osceola County, in particular, has a long history as a large producer of cattle in this state that continues today. Cattle have been part of Osceola County […]

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Bethel AME history spans more than 130 years in Osceola County

Bethel AME history spans more than 130 years in Osceola County

Black History Month 2021 Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Founded by Rev. Sam Hadley, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church was formed on January 14, 1885, two years prior to Osceola becoming a county. Sources differ on where the first church building was erected. One source states the corner of Brack and Walnut Streets while another places it on Palmway and Walnut. A news article […]

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Nathan Porter funded Black youth recreation center

Nathan Porter funded Black youth recreation center

Black History Month 2021 Nathan Porter funded recreation center for Black youth in Kissimmee Census records state Nathan Porter was born in Georgia, but exactly where, when and the names of his parents are unknown. Dates for his birth vary from March 13, 1873 to May 1876, with his headstone, located in Rose Hill Cemetery in Kissimmee, showing a birthdate of March 7, 1877. Nathan […]

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Orange blossom is only state flower used to make perfume

Orange blossom is only state flower used to make perfume

Yeasel’s Orange Blossom Perfume Brought to the Americas by the Spaniards in the 15thcentury, oranges became an important part of Florida’s economy over the centuries. During his travels through northeast Florida in 1774, American botanist and explorer William Bartram told of groves of orange trees in full bloom and the air filled with the sweet fragrance of the delicate orange blossoms. Chosen as Florida’s state […]

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