Brent Bachand at Church Street Train Station

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Brent Bachand at Church Street Train Station

Brent Bachand at Church Street Train Station

by:
jtracy
March 22, 2017

The Orlando Carriage Company, the original one sat right about where the train tracks are now on Church Street. And they used to have upstairs - they would call the Carriage House. The carriage drivers would stay up there and somebody would call....

Listen as Orlando Carriage Company driver, Brent Bachand, describes his experiences driving carriages in Orlando in this excerpt from an oral history interview with Mr. Bachand at the Orlando Public Library on August 2, 2016.

LISTEN Part III (20:02)

So it was kind of interesting to do the same thing a hundred years later. I've met a lot of the town's people. I used to take Glenda Hood for carriage rides when they would go around town to see what's happening. As a matter of fact, I invited her downtown one night to see Orlando at night because they always leave about six o'clock. So I told her, I believe Joe was her body guard, and I said, "Why don't you come down some night and I'm going to take you and show you what your town is like on a Friday night at 10:30 at night....

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