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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Elsie Baker

Elsie Baker

Women Veterans Day was first observed on June 12, 2018, to mark the 70th anniversary of President Truman signing into law the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act. The law enabled women to serve as permanent members in the regular Army Corps, Marine Corps, Navy, and the later formed Air Force. One of those women who called Kissimmee, Florida, her home was Elsie Ethridge Baker. Born […]

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MAUDE FIELD MURPHY MAKINSON

MAUDE FIELD MURPHY MAKINSON

Maude Field Murphy, the only child of Thomas Malcolm Murphy and Virginia E. Field, was born on August 18, 1869, in Bordertown, New Jersey. At the age of four, Maude lost her mother and lived with her grandparents Isaac and Beulah Field, for several years. In 1886 Thomas Murphy moved to Kissimmee, Florida bringing Maude with him. That same year, Thomas married Mrs. Carolyn Cunningham, […]

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Pioneer Village Coloring Pages

Pioneer Village Coloring Pages

Osceola History offers these coloring pages of four of the buildings at Pioneer Village. Click on the pictures below to download or print a PDF of the page for coloring. Cattleman’s Barn and Chicken Coop The barn at Pioneer Village is a restored barn from the 1930s. The barn was originally on the Partin ranch. The primary purpose of a barn such as this was […]

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