Osceola County Historical Society Blog

American Red Cross: The Kissimmee Chapter

Posted by Anza Bast on Jun 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 Many school children learned that Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in Washington, DC on May 21, 1881. She heard of the Swiss global Red Cross network while visiting Europe following the Civil War.

 With the beginning of World War I, the organization experienced phenomenal growth. There were 107 chapters in 1904; by 1918, 3,864 chapters had been organized.

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Topics: Osceola County History, Graystone Hotel, American Red Cross

100 Years Ago in Osceola County: Company B Boys

Posted by Anza Bast on Mar 16, 2017 9:30:00 AM

100 YEARS AGO IN OSCEOLA COUNTY

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Topics: Company B, 2nd Infantry, Graystone Hotel, 100 years ago in Osceola County

The Great Endurance Run

Posted by Anza Bast on Nov 23, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Sponsored by the Tampa Automobile Club and The Tampa Daily Times, sixteen vehicles, plus the pathfinding car and a press car departed Tampa on November 23, 1909, on a grueling four-day round trip.  The purpose of the “run” was to bring attention to the poor quality of roads in Florida, and to urge public officials to make the necessary improvements.

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Topics: Osceola County History, The Kissimmee Board of Trade, The Great Endurance Run, Graystone Hotel

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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. 

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