Wednesday, March 5, 2008
So Ashley and I have really found some great research at both the Olin Archives and the Winter Park Library Archives. We have found pictures, books, and newspaper articles that give us great descriptions of the evolution of the Winter Park fire department from 1900-1930. We have learned that the Winter Park and the fire department grew together, and there is a real sense of community respect for each other. The Winter Park museum a few years ago just celebrated the fire department with an exhibit, and had a party for the firemen at the opening of it. Going there will give us great information and pictures of the beginnings of the department.