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Oct. 6, 2022

Did Sanford saloon owners burn down the town?

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Sept. 24, 2022

Sanford man breaks the color barrier at the University of Florida

The Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives has a brief 38-second clip of George Starke Jr.'s first day at the Un…

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Sept. 9, 2022

Was Lynyrd Skynyrd influenced by a Sanford piano teacher?

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Sept. 2, 2022

Sanford man is hero in classic 1920 Alabama-Georgia game

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Aug. 25, 2022

A good wife and a strong martini help change history

If you like the show, Buy me a Coffee and become a sponsor. Welcome, I’m glad you joined me. This Celery City Story is the first …

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Aug. 19, 2022

Sanford women take drastic action to appease the Presbyterians

The Sanford Woman's Club Sometimes it’s the smallest things that lead to the biggest battles. In this case, 6 inches is all it to…

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Aug. 15, 2022

BONUS: Woman nearly faints when Sid goes for a walk NY Times reports

In 1946, Sanford narrowly avoided a cat-astrophe when Sid decided to go for a stroll in downtown Sanford. Thanks to Christine Kin…

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Aug. 12, 2022

Monkey business at the Sanford fire station creates a zoo

Cities the size of Sanford (pop. 61,051) don't normally have their own zoo. It was monkey business at the Sanford Fire Station on…

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Aug. 4, 2022

The Mayor Who Bankrupted the City of Sanford

Forrest Lake was the most powerful man in Seminole County for the first 3 decades of the 1900s. In fact, he was the man who creat…

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July 28, 2022

Buddy Lake never needed a relief pitcher

In the 1930s and 40s, Bernard David Lake - better known as Buddy - was the most talked about ballplayer in Sanford. Buddy never m…

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July 21, 2022

Chinese food and pizza rolls helped Jeno Paulucci build the Heathrow …

Jeno Paulucci was the king of the packaged food business. He made hundreds of millions of dollars selling canned Chinese food, th…

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July 11, 2022

Jack's one-man war against the Japanese Navy

Disobeying orders should never be done on a whim. Sometimes those, you just need to go with your gut. Many of the details for thi…

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June 29, 2022

Trailer - Celery City Stories

Join host Dan Ping as he explores the incredible history of Sanford and Seminole County FL they didn’t teach in school. www.Celer…

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