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Historic Hernando Preservation Society

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Centralia History

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society has welcomed Sid Taylor as our guest speaker several times over the years. Most recently, she spoke about the history of the town of Centralia. Centralia was a short-lived but significant sawmill town that sprung up in western Hernando County around the turn of the century. At its peak, about 1,200 laborers and their families and support, numbering another 3000, occupied the boom town. After harvesting all 15,000 acres of monster red Tidewater Cypress i…

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SEMINOLE WARS FOUNDATION MEETING

EVENT: SEMINOLE WARS FOUNDATION MEETING
 
DATE:  Saturday Nov. 19, 2016 @ 10 AM
 
PLACE:  Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
               7200 CR 603 ("Battlefield Parkway")
               Bushnell, FL  33513
 
LOCATION:  Major Dade's Lodge
 
PROGRAM:
 
Private John Thomas of Dade's Massacre of 1835
Presentation of a research paper by James Marshall that makes a compelling argument for the identification of yet another survivor of Dade's command.
 
T…

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Tarpon Springs to Boom Town

by:  Mary J. Moses

Historic Hernando Preservation Society ventured to Tarpon Springs Saturday, September 24th. The group was there to take in the museums, shops and fabulous food Tarpon Springs had to offer. The trip, in itself, was a nod to the fifty Greek sponge divers who left Tarpon Springs in 1910 for a new life in Centralia.  

Centralia beckoned people from the silver and gold booms to a new resource, red Tidewater cypress. The seemingly inexhaustible supply drew workers from Scotland,…

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HC Library Oral History Collection (15 videos)

Black Seminole History

The Brooksville Army Airfield WWII Bunker in Hernando County

Oriole Cemetery in Withlacoochee State Forest

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We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month in historic downtown Brooksville at Brooksville City Hall,  201 Howell Ave. Northwest corner of Howell Ave (Main St) and Fort Dade Ave. 

Meetings start at 6:30 pm.

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