Osceola County Historical Society Blog

Shingle Creek: A Local Osceola County Treasure

Posted by Margaret Wallis on Jul 10, 2014 5:44:00 PM

 

Nestled within the Cypress trees covered with Spanish moss, Shingle Creek is a local treasure and a natural remnant of Florida’s rich cultural history.

Shingle Creek has been a pivotal part of life in Osceola County for centuries. Long before pioneers moved to Osceola County, Native Americans used the Shingle Creek area to sustain life. The creek was utilized for transportation, hunting, fishing, gathering and protection. Waterways were very important for them, and Shingle Creek provided nearly everything for their day to day needs. During the Second Seminole War, Shingle Creek was a Native American stronghold.

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Topics: Osceola History, Around Osceola, Shingle Creek Regional Park

6 Things to Do This Summer with Your Kids in Osceola County

Posted by Donnita Dampier on Jun 23, 2014 5:32:00 PM

 

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Topics: Around Osceola

The Silver Spurs Rodeo: An Osceola County Tradition

Posted by Liz Stemm on Jun 7, 2014 10:03:00 AM

 

The Silver Spurs Rodeo, billed as the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi, has been around since 1944 and is a long standing tradition for the local residents of Osceola County. The original rodeo, started by the Silver Spurs Riding Club, was a small rodeo that focused on horseback riding but grew into much more by the 1950s. In 1949 the club purchased the land on Highway 192 and built the original arena that consisted of a stadium, stands, and a concession area. 

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Topics: Osceola History, Around Osceola

7 Low Impact Activities to Take Advantage of When Visiting Osceola County

Posted by Donnita Dampier on Jun 2, 2014 4:45:00 PM

 

Whether you are new to the area, just visiting Osceola County or a lifelong resident, there are many things to do around Osceola County that get you moving and teach you about all we have to offer. From hands on history lessons to low-impact exercise activities we've got a list of seven things you might enjoy this summer when looking for activities around Osceola County.

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Topics: Around Osceola

9 Things We Learned from Moving Historic Buildings

Posted by Donnita Dampier on May 27, 2014 5:30:00 PM

 

Moving buildings, historic or not, is not a job for the average DIYer. It’s something that needs a professional’s touch but can teach you many things along the way. Here is a rundown of the things the Osceola County Historical Society has learned from moving historic buildings in Osceola County that could save your family time and money when considering a move with your own local gem.

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Topics: Osceola History, Around Osceola, Historic Buildings, The Pioneer Village

5 Plants to Avoid on the Shingle Creek Regional Park Trail

Posted by Donnita Dampier on May 20, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Grab your sunscreen, big floppy hat and bottle of water to gear up for a hike on our Shingle Creek Regional Park Trail. The park is approximately 200 acres that allows visitors to experience vivid encounters with a wild and vanishing Florida while exploring the walking trails, conservation areas and miles of undeveloped land. 

As with any outdoor adventure, there are some things to be cautious of when exploring. We’ve got a rundown of 5 plants to avoid when on the Shingle Creek Regional Park Trail to help you enjoy your experience to the fullest and keep you safe at the same time.

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Topics: Around Osceola, Shingle Creek Regional Park

4 ways to entertain your kids afterschool: Osceola County Style

Posted by Donnita Dampier on Apr 14, 2014 6:55:00 PM

 

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Topics: Around Osceola

Women in Osceola County History

Posted by Donnita Dampier on Feb 24, 2014 1:59:00 PM

 

March is Women's History Month in Osceola County and in honor of a little Osceola County history, we've created this FREE eBook for you to download and share.

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Topics: Osceola History, Around Osceola

About this Blog

The Osceola County Historical Society is focused on preserving Osceola County’s rich, cultural history while sharing it with others. This blog is perfect for just that. 

Remember, here you can find information on:

  • Osceola County History
  • Pioneer Families
  • Events at the Welcome Center and History Museum
  • Much, much more!

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