Winter Park Chronicles

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With its warm sunshine and warm people, Winter Park is truly a city for all seasons. Yet this Florida gem isn't just defined by its wonderful weather, it is also defined by its rich history. Join husband and wife team Gayle and Steve Rajtar as they remember the people, places and organizations that shaped Winter Park into the storied city it is today. Culled from their popular historical column published in Winter Park Magazine, each chapter adds a colorful piece of history to the Winter Park mosaic. From the founding of celebrated institutions like Rollins College to the formation of beloved parks like the Kraft Azalea Garden, this collection captures the essence of Winter Park
ISBN: 9781609490744
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 39
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Gayle Prince Rajtar was born in Orlando into a family that moved to the city over one hundred years ago. She earned a degree in communications while working as a professional singer and drummer and has remained an Orlando resident. As a freshman at Rollins College in 1971, she met Steve in front of Knowles Memorial Chapel, and they were married there in 1974. Steve Rajtar grew up near Cleveland, Ohio; came to Florida for college; earned degrees in mathematics, anthropology, law and taxation; and decided to stay. He has over twenty books published so far, all dealing in some fashion with history, including historical guides for several Central Florida cities. Since December 2008, they have cowritten the monthly Memories column for Winter Park Magazine, and this is their second book collaboration. The first was A Guide to Historic Winter Park, Florida, published by The History Press.
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