Local United Confederate Veterans Camp organized in 1900

Local United Confederate Veterans Camp organized in 1900

Osceola History celebrates May as History Month. Throughout May 2020 we will feature articles about local heritage organizations. United Confederate Veterans Lineage, heritage and patriotic societies are just as much a part of the history of Osceola County as are the people who migrated here and founded the area. Following the War Between the States, families with the surnames Bass, Brack, Bronson, Gilbert, Ivey, McLaughlin, […]

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Kempfer was first woman appointed to American National Cattlemen’s Association

Kempfer was first woman appointed to American National Cattlemen’s Association

Carolyn Teresa Reed entered the world on February 24, 1919, in Savannah, Georgia; she was the eldest of four children born to Clyde and Ethel Reed. On a visit to Florida in the mid-1940s, she met George Kempfer and knew immediately he was the man she wanted to marry. Little did she know how her life would change, being the wife of a rancher in […]

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Naomi Winbush made education and literacy a priority

Naomi Winbush made education and literacy a priority

A cotton, rice and soybean farm in Sunflower County, Mississippi, was home to Naomi Daniel, parents Isaac and Abbie Staples Daniel and Naomi’s eight siblings. Born on April 7, 1932, she left home at the age of 16 to attend Tennessee State University, majoring in home economics, which at that time was one of the few degree options for minorities.   Although they were in college […]

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Christmas at the Village

Christmas at the Village

Join us for Christmas music, carols and refreshments at Pioneer Village. Sully Sullivan will read the Christmas story followed by holiday music. The gift shop will be open for Christmas shopping. Free admission after 4 p.m.

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