St. Cloud’s Santa

St. Cloud’s Santa

Edward Adam Boehme (pronounced Bayme) was born in Dayton, Ohio on October 26, 1877; one of eight children.  German parents Franz Oskar and Louise Boehme may have instilled an early love for Christmas in him as evidenced by his generosity to the Florida community of St. Cloud. After retiring as an agent for the Prudential Life Insurance Company, Edward and his third wife Anna arrived in […]

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War Veterans Memorial

War Veterans Memorial

In the summer of 1968, Joe Carroll, V.F.W. member and then Osceola County Civil Defense Director; headed up a War Memorial Committee.  Fundraising efforts were supported by the V.F.W., American Legion Posts, Daughters of American Veterans, the City of Kissimmee and other local veterans groups.  The site chosen was a thirty-square-foot plot of ground owned by the Makinson-Carson Post 10, American Legion, on the Kissimmee lakefront.  Six […]

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27 Reasons to Attend the 27th Annual Pioneer Day Event

27 Reasons to Attend the 27th Annual Pioneer Day Event

1.) The 27th Annual Pioneer Day event is a FREE, fun, fall festival. Save on admission with this great FREE event! That’s right, we are offering free admission to the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek. Saturday, November 10th  from 10AM to 4PM. FREE ADMISSION AND FREE PARKING!! 2.) Family Friendly Atmosphere! 3.) The event is sponsored by Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures. 4.) Learn about the history of Osceola County! 5.) Meet Col. Cadman as you tour […]

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The Lanier Family: from John to Raymond

The Lanier Family: from John to Raymond

 This photo was found on Ancestry.com, It shows Isaac Lanier with his third wife, Mary Lula Walker Lanier and an unidentified child. The Lanier family, like many others, migrated from another state to the wild frontier of Florida. The patriarch, John Lanier, came from Georgia where he was born in 1805. The exact date when John came to Florida is unknown. However, we do know that it […]

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