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Fern Nance Shumate

The obituary of Fern Elaine Nance Shumate gives a history of a local journalist and author and a glimpse into her full life. 

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Old deed

A Dade County deed filed forty-six years after the land was sold, was filed in the recorder's office in 1896. Bledsoe Holder had originally received the land for his military service in the War of 1812.

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Aut Swenson

Austyn Olin ‘Aut’ Swenson, founder of the Swenson Thrillcade auto show, died in 1986. In his life he drove in auto shows, was an Air Force instructor, founded Austyn’s Greater Flying Circus and pioneered a 100 mile auto race in Florida in 1935.

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Mass at Midnight 1900

Special Papal permission was given to have mass at midnight on December 31 in 1899 and 1900, to celebrate the Holy Year decreed by the pontiff.

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Salvation Army

In 1922, Captain and Mrs. Malcolm Keene of the local Salvation Army played a prominent role in making Christmas a happy one for hundreds of poor.

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