Legendary Locals of Lake County

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Lake County has no shortage of characters—adventurous, altruistic, and notorious men and women drawn to an enchanted land of a thousand lakes and lush pine forests in the heart of the "Sunshine State." In 1887, visionaries carved the new territory from neighboring Sumter and Orange Counties and boldly dreamed of moving the state capital to Tavares. More than a dozen communities sprang up, attracting people such as Walt Disney's parents and Wild West legend Annie Oakley. Notable residents through the years include astronaut David Walker, Olympic athlete Tyson Gay, bestselling author Kate DiCamillo, and archaeologist Edgar Banks, who served as the inspiration for Indiana Jones. Inspiring educators and coaches, along with caring doctors and ministers, devoted their lives to helping others. Business geniuses created the largest sawmill in the Southeast, promoted tourism, and built the first citrus juice plant in Florida.
ISBN: 9781467100250
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 201
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author-sisters Doris Bloodsworth and Connie Fleetwood worked closely with historical societies around the county to select rich images and compelling stories so that Legendary Locals of Lake County could pay tribute to the famous and their achievements, in addition to the selfless, unsung heroes whose hard work, vision, and values make Lake County an unforgettable paradise.
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