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    Tag s Arts Leisure Economy Migration Transportation War Stored deep in the attic was a collection of Virginia and Maryland postcards depicting various different historical sites such as the Arlington House the University of Virginia the Mariner s Museum and Monticello Important enough that it was stored with the Duke family s personal belongings one postcard from the late nineteenth century displayed a famous Timothy O Sullivan photograph Coal in West Virginia and the Industrial Revolution of the South Date s 1893 Location KANAWHA West Virginia Tag s Economy Will Anderson had a lot of trouble on his hands Anderson a prominent creditor in central Virginia found himself in the midst of a particularly difficult legal battle involving the sale and distribution of coal rich lands in West Virginia The lands in question were the John Lykens and Crescent tracts Apparently two men James G Paxton and J R Jordan owned some of the land and allotted Gentlemen and Scholars Fraternity Life in the Nineteenth Century Date s 1893 Location PRINCE EDWARD Virginia Tag s Arts Leisure Education Collegiate life in the nineteenth century bore many resemblances to modern university life In Hampden Sidney College s yearly publication The Kaleidoscope students shared stories of pranks sports victories and rigorous course loads that could easily have been written by a college student today However the influence of Greek life was much greater in the nineteenth century Especially Who Controls the Streets Date s 1893 Location GREENVILLE South Carolina Tag s Street Names South Carolina Greenville SC One of the most interesting aspects of the Viola area is the manner in which is grew and developed Looking at the turn of the nineteenth century at the Sanborn Insurance map it is clear that the Viola area does not even exist In Greenville

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    of 1 Sort By Relevance Chronology Occupy Winter Park The Negro Influence Date s December 1 1881 to December 1 1906 Location ORANGE Florida Tag s hannibalsquare WinterPark RollinsCollege Argueably nothing shaped Southern history more dramatically and quickly than the integration of African American citizens into the newly liberated lifestyle For the subsequent conflict and tug of war between politics racism and the constitution resulted in many structural changes in

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    importance and for this reason he willingly entered the journalistic life with all its difficulties and bankruptcy As the article acknowledges many black owned and operated newspapers in the South remained unsuccessful due to both economic hardship as well as the high illiteracy rate among black populations The 1886 Constitution of Florida also all but eliminated black individuals from political relevancy The Advocate however reached great success as the paper would go on to capture the attention of black and white citizens alike and remained one of the two black owned newspapers in Florida for a time Henderson himself worked not only as the business manger but also became a reporter editor and advertising salesman for the paper Although Henderson confirmed that this newspaper would not become a political machine he made it clear that The Advocate would never hesitate to promote views that are right and just What Henderson is referring to is not specified but the context in which the newspaper was originally published suggests that political advocacy for the Republican party as well as the rights of black individuals were both on the paper s agenda At the time of the first publication the predominantly black Hannibal Square district of Winter Park had recently been incorporated into the rest of the city due to a great deal of political activism on Henderson s part Like Henderson the creators of Winter Park and Hannibal Square Loring Chase and Oliver Chapman were also members of the Republican party For these reasons and more Henderson had long been a proponent for the Republicans even crediting the party with aiding in the abolishment of slavery Such political views hinted at in this introductory article would later be clearly reflected in the articles and editorials published in the paper s future issues

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    post reconstruction Newspaper african americans Florida On May 31st 1889 amidst the hostilities of the post Reconstruction South the first issue of the black owned Florida newspaper The Advocate was published At its head was Hannibal Square Winter Park Florida resident Gus C Henderson who acted as the paper s manager A staunch Republican Henderson began the newspaper with the goal of providing the citizens of Hannibal Square and How the Wrong Man Got Liquor Date s May 22 1889 Location OGLETHORPE Georgia Tag s African Americans Crime Violence Law One does not usually conceive of alcohol as the traditional gift of mysterious benefactors yet that is exactly what Jake Culberth received in his depot package one day An agent roused Culberth from his work to pick up a package which he eventually discovered was full of alcohol Believing it to be the gift of some kind person Culberth and his friends immediately set forth consuming the package s Southern Ladies Date s June 12 1889 Location RICHMOND Virginia Tag s African Americans Arts Leisure Slavery Women In an 1889 letter to her close friend Mrs Hannah Weisiger described her late mother as one of the noblest dearest women on earth so much good yet so humble of her good deeds Throughout the nineteenth century Southern women were idealized as the moral compass of the family supposedly gentle and noble in deeds Even in the latter part of the century values firmly rooted in the Mary Evans Thanks Brian Philpot Her Former Master for His Sending Money Date s May 1889 Location FREDERICK Maryland Tag s African Americans Church Religious Activity Economy Race Relations Women Mary Evans living in Knoxville in Frederick County Maryland in May 1889 wrote her former master Brian Philpot to thank him for his gift of

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    African Americans Find a Voice in the Post Reconstruction South Date s May 31 1889 Location ORANGE Florida Tag s Gus Henderson post reconstruction Newspaper african americans Florida On May 31st 1889 amidst the hostilities of the post Reconstruction South the first issue of the black owned Florida newspaper The Advocate was published At its head was Hannibal Square Winter Park Florida resident Gus C Henderson who acted as the

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    Reconstruction South one budding African American community in central Florida found its livelihood in jeopardy when local Democrats threatened to redistrict the area for political gains The district in question Hannibal Square had been incorporated into the surrounding Winter Park community hardly five years before African Americans Find a Voice in the Post Reconstruction South Date s May 31 1889 Location ORANGE Florida Tag s Gus Henderson post reconstruction Newspaper

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    drain the lands that were being filled with water from the Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee To drain out the lands and to keep them from filling up with water again Hamilton Disston had Lake Okeechobee drained by connecting it to the Caloosahatchee River which would effectively allow the lake to flow right into the Gulf of Mexico For the Kissimmee River Hamilton Disston had a series of canals built that would allow the river to flow into a series of lakes After he successfully completed draining out most of the land in the area he was working on Hamilton and others were able to start farming on the land Hamilton Disston and his workers were able to successfully drain out the lands and allow Florida to be developed into a better area to live in Farming became big even Hamilton Disston grew his own sugar canes on the land he drained Towns sprung up across Florida including Winter Park While Hamilton Disston was in Florida he became sort of a celebrity During the dedication of the Lyman Gymnasium at Rollins College Hamilton Disston nicknamed the Florida Sugar King at the time and his wife were some of the distinguished guests invited to attend it The couple even stayed at the Seminole Hotel which was famous for hosting wealthy visitors to the town of Winter Park Despite his success in transforming Florida Hamilton Disston s good fortune would eventually run out Although Hamilton Disston was able to profit off the selling of his land much of the land was still not being sold To go along with his inability to sell the rest of the land in 1893 there was a big economic panic and a huge freeze in Florida that destroyed a lot of the crops in the area

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    Women In the 1870 s Northerner Emily Austin founded the Austin School for African American children in Knoxville Tennessee When Austin moved into an African American neighborhood the white community in Knoxville ostracized her for her work and the area in which she lived While the community did not object to educating African Americans they believed that only a very destitute and lowly woman From Delicacy to Modesty Date s 1881 Location WYTHE Virginia Tag s Arts Leisure Women Stella Haas a resident of New Orleans Louisiana had her photograph taken by W A Johnston s photograph gallery in Wytheville Virginia Her portrait like the other nine in the 1881 collection of photographs from western Virginia was taken as a solo frame and was presented as a carte de visite or postcard Although the portrait did not reveal anything about Stella Haas except her hometown Hamilton Disston The Man Who Reshaped Florida Date s 1881 to 1896 Location ORANGE Florida Tag s Hamilton Disston Florida Hamilton Disston s mission was to transform Florida from a state full of swamps to an almost tropical paradise He put down his famous saws and left his home in Philadelphia to travel down to Florida and take on the highly risky and tough job of finding a way for people to want to move to Florida Hamilton was born on August 23 1844 in Philadelphia His father Henry Disston was the head African American Teachers Assert Themselves Date s January 6 1881 Location BALTIMORE Maryland Tag s African Americans Education Race Relations Urban Life Boosterism In the years immediately following the Civil War the Baltimore Association for the Moral and Educational Improvement of the Colored People a localized precursor to the NAACP attempted to recruit African American teachers and establish African American schools The

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