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Step back in time with Joe Kelley, Lt. Col. Cadman, and Sarah

Posted by Krystal Baize on Nov 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In celebration of the 26th Annual Pioneer Day sponsored by Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures, happening November 11, 2017 from 10AM to 4PM at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, the Osceola County Historical Society invited Joe Kelley, host of Orlando's Morning News - News 96.5 WDBO to visit the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek and interview a couple of our re-enactors while stepping back in time with them to learn why Pioneer Day is such an important event in our county. 

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Don Miers, who has been a volunteer for the Osceola County Historical Society for 12 years protrays Lt. Col. William Edwin Cadman, of Yorkshire, England.  Lt. Col. Cadman and his family came to reside in Narcoossee in the late 1880s and operated a citrus grove and commercial citrus packing house. The Cadman home, which was the location of the interview, was passed down to  Cyrus Sharp, Jr. – Great-Grandson of the Lt. Col. Cadman. He donated the home, along with the citrus packing house to the Osceola County Historical Society and they are now on display at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek

Mary Thiele, protrays Sarah, the Cadman family's house maid. Sarah, would help Mrs. Cadman with the day to day chores; cleaning, cooking, and looking after the children. Mary has been a volunteer for about 4 years but has experienced Pioneer Day for years, bringing her children to the event when they were younger. 

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As the interview continues you will hear what to expect during the 26th Annual Pionner Day event. Don and Mary explain to Joe Kelley that being able to dress up in period dress and share the history of the Cadman family and Osceola County is very rewarding. We hope you enjoy this interview highlighting the 26th Annual Pioneer Day event and our beloved re-enactors. 

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Topics: Volunteer Opportunities, Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, Osceola County Historical Society, 26th Annual Pioneer Day

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