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January 16, 2018
by: jtracy
IN 2010, THE U.S.. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES APPROVED A RESOLUTION designating a post office in Maitland, Florida, as the "Paula Hawkins Post Office Building." The bill to rename the post office was sponsored by Paula's close associate John Mica (R-...
January 16, 2018
by: jtracy
 United States Senator Paula Hawkins became the first woman elected to the United States Senate based on her own attributes and the first woman to be a senator from Florida. Listen as her husband, Gene Hawkins, describes  her  election debate at...
January 16, 2018
by: jtracy
President Ronald Reagan signed the Missing Children's Act into law on October 12, 1982.  Listen as Gene Hawkins describes the landmark work  of his wife, United States Senator Paula Hawkins, for the Missing Children's Bill in this excerpt from an...
January 16, 2018
by: jtracy
Paula Hawkins, center, with her husband Gene and family at a Pensacola, Florida campaign event, November 3, 1980. Pictured from left to right are: Genean and Joel McKinnon, Gene and Paula Hawkins, and Kevin and Jean Hawkins. In 1980 Paula Hawkins...
January 16, 2018
by: jtracy
Gene and Paula Hawkins wedded on September 5, 1947 in Logan, Utah. Listen as World War II veteran Gene Hawkins describes the source of the silk used for the wedding gown worn by Paula Hawkins in this excerpt from an oral history interview with Mr....
December 4, 2017
by: jtracy
"The Founding of Correct Craft" an oral history presentation by Walter N. Meloon for the Pine Castle Historical Society Annual Meeting on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Pine Castle Woman's Club. Program Description: Walter Meloon is one of Pine...
December 2, 2017
by: jtracy
Orlando native Glenda Evans, age 3, with her father, Charles Evans, photographing the eclipse in this 1952 photo. Listen as the Honorable Glenda Evans Hood describes her family's Orlando camera shop in the excerpt from an oral history interview with...
November 15, 2017
by: jtracy
Lt. Colonel Roger Phillips of Orlando served as United States Navy Executive Officer on the USS Tom Green County Landing Ship during the Vietnam War and sent a request for Gabriel's Sub Shop sandwiches back home. Paul Gabriel responded by arranging...
November 15, 2017
by: jtracy
SANDWICHES ARRIVED 12 NOON FRI 03 MAY VIA HELO FROM SAIGON. CONDITION EXCELLENT AND FLAVOR SUPERB AS USUAL. WARDROOM JOINS ME IN EXPRESSING MANY MANY THANKS. ALL NOW ARE VOWING TO REQUEST NTC ORLANDO FOR NEXT DUTY STATION.... Listen as Kevin...