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Winter Park, FL - A Historical Review Using Postcards By Stewart Dunaway
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This COLOR book documents the history of Winter Park, Florida - using postcards. The author's collection spans from the early 1900s to 1970s from B&W to color postcards. Combined by topic, the... More > reader will understand the changes that occurred during these time-periods. In addition, the older cards document long-lost images from over a century ago. Postcards document hotel, businesses, personal homes, parks, tourist interests, lakes, etc. In addition, the author researched the history of these items to provide insight to their beginning and ending. This book includes a number of motels along 17-92 as well as small restaurants. Not just old items, but even what appear to be more modern - but already long gone - such as the Winter Park Mall. A detailed index is provided. Plats from Orange County deed records document Lake View, Fl, then Town of Osceola, finally Winter Park.< Less
Florida Land Grant Atlas - Vol 5 (West Central Florida) By Stewart Dunaway
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This book contains images of the original surveys for the state of Florida – focusing on West Central Florida. This Range surveys occurred in the 1840 era, and include references to all the... More > grantees. Also this book contains modern maps showing the individual Range survey. IN addition, I have overlaid the old survey and the new modern map to assist researchers in locating old landmarks, roads, etc. A detailed index is provided with individuals sorted by Last, First name. When certain Range maps warrant further detail the author has cropped the images to show details (roads, springs, some houses etc.) Supplement surveys are also included. For those people who know their specific Ranges and Townships – this book covers TS 25S, Range 14-23E to TS 30 (same ranges). Covering most of Hillsborough, and parts of Pinellas, Pasco, and Polk counties. ALSO special section on Tampa and St. Petersburg. Also two forts, Fort Brooke, and Fort Foster.< Less
Florida Land Grant Atlas - Vol 1 (Central Florida) By Stewart Dunaway
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This book contains images of the original surveys for the state of Florida – focusing on Central Florida. This Range surveys occurred in the 1843-55 era, and include references to all the... More > grantees. Also this book contains modern maps showing the individual Range survey. IN addition, I have overlaid the old survey and the new modern map to assist researchers in locating old landmarks, roads, etc. Also included in this book are grantees for each Range. The data is in alpha and Section order to allow genealogists locating families and land. A detailed index is provided with individuals sorted by Last, First name. When certain Range maps warrant further detail the author has cropped the images to show details (roads, springs, some houses etc.) Supplement surveys are also included. For those people who know their specific Ranges and Townships – this book covers TS 19S, Range 24-36E to TS 24 (same ranges). The intent is to cover Orange County and some of Lake Co. Seminole Springs added.< Less
Florida Land Grant Atlas - Vol 6 (West Florida) By Stewart Dunaway
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This book contains images of the original surveys for the state of Florida – focusing on West Florida. This Range surveys occurred in the 1840s, and include references to all the grantees. This... More > book contains modern maps showing the individual Range survey. IN addition, I have overlaid the old survey and the new modern map to assist researchers in locating old landmarks, roads, etc. Included in this book are grantees for each Range. The data is in alpha and Section order to allow genealogists locating families and land. A detailed index is provided with individuals sorted by Last, First name. When certain Range maps warrant further detail the author has cropped the images to show details (roads, springs, some houses etc.) Supplement surveys are also included. This volume includes several springs (Homosassa, Weeke Wachee) Indian War items (Dade’s Massacre, Fort McClure, Coocachatti Town) and other areas of details (Eden Baptist Church 1850s). Also Crystal River and "The Villages"< Less
Seminole Indian War Fort and Camp Locations - from Florida Survey Records By Stewart Dunaway
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This book contains survey plats (1800s) from the State of Florida - which contain Forts, Battle Sites, and Camps - pertaining to the Seminole Indian wars. In addition, the author uses modern maps to... More > illustrate the locations "today" using the actual survey plat information. Lastly, a layered view (modern map and survey plat) is provided. Any additional historical information of the fort is included for reference. A survey plat is included for every Section (6-miles x 6-miles or 36 sq miles). This author published Land Grant Atlases to document the grantees (people obtaining land grants), and during that process noted the numerous Seminole Indian war forts and Indian villages. Therefore, this book contains ALL and ONLY Indian related information (see Fl. Land Grant Atlas V1-V6 for grant/grantee information and history). Minor change for Ft. Maitland - my best guess with maps and deed records.< Less
Military Papers of N.C. During the American Revolution (1775-1781) By Stewart Dunaway
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This book contains select folder/papers out of the large – Treasurer & Comptroller Paper collection for NC. This book includes images of the original documents along with transcription of... More > key information that is indexed for quick searching (Last, First for surname). In addition I included the entire index of the Military Paper collection catalog from the NC State Archives to allow the reader/researcher see the expanse of this collection (both volume and years). My focus in selecting folders was two-fold. First – 1780/81 for the Southern Campaign – when Gen Greene and Gen Cornwallis were in the state. Second – county specific unique records for “Old Orange County” which includes records for (and in addition) Guilford, Surry, Granville, Chatham, Orange, and Caswell County. Also a number of S.C. related documents. There are other minor documents for other counties throughout the state – at that time. SAR/DAR members NEED this book for patriot as well as tory names and incidents.< Less
Orlando, FL - A Historical Review using Postcards By Stewart Dunaway
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This color book documents Orlando, Florida's history using postcards from the authors collection. In addition, this book uses research from a 2-vol history on the town written by Eva Bacon, as well... More > as other histories. More detailed dates and names originate from deed records and the Sanborn Fire Maps, and newspapers. Other books and records were used to provide as much information as possible. Since these postcards were imaged with high-resolution digital cameras, cropped images can zoom into detail finding names and businesses within the postcard's image - never seen before (or overlooked). A detailed index is provided for both a postcard collector as well as a researcher or genealogist (family names= Last, Given name).< Less
Halifax County, N.C. - Miscellaneous Land Records (1761-1917) By Stewart Dunaway
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Halifax County was formed in 1758, from Edgecombe County. Despite the age, the older records were not preserved. Halifax will be reduced in size when Martin County was formed in 1774 (parts of... More > Halifax and Tyrrell). Miscellaneous land records are a “catch all” of land disputes, agreements, surveys, etc. This collection is actually placed in alphabetical order and not date order. This county has only one box (where most counties have two).< Less
Edgecombe County, N.C. - County Soil Map Atlas By Stewart Dunaway
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This COLOR book contains cropped images of the 1907 County Soil Map for Edgecombe County, N.C. These soil maps contain a lot of historical information. Primarily, church, mills, towns, ferry, bridge,... More > and school names. ** HOWEVER – NOT THIS COUNTY ** - THIS MAP HAS TOWNS, STREAMS AND RAILROADS LABELED – NOTHING ELSE. Each section of the map was cropped to fit one-page in this book, including every name of any item on that part of the map. Then an index is created to catalog every item for the entire county. The index is in the form or River, Name, Creek, Name, School, Name, Church, Name etc. The back cover of this book shows what one-page in this book looks like - from a visual scale, as well as quality of the image. NOTE: No historical information has been added. This is purely an easy way to search these maps in color, in book form.< Less
Macon County, N.C. - County Soil Map Atlas By Stewart Dunaway
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This COLOR book contains cropped images of the 1929 County Soil Map for Macon County, N.C. These soil maps contain a lot of historical information. Primarily, church, mills, towns, ferry, bridge, and... More > school names. Each section of the map was cropped to fit one-page in this book, including every name of any item on that part of the map. Then an index is created to catalog every item for the entire county. The index is in the form or River, Name, Creek, Name, School, Name, Church, Name etc. The back cover of this book shows what one-page in this book looks like - from a visual scale, as well as quality of the image. NOTE: No historical information has been added. This is purely an easy way to search these maps in color, in book form.< Less