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Orlando Firefighting (Images of America Series)
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Orlando Firefighting (Images of America Series)

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by Ginger Bryant, Michael Stallings, Michael Stallings (Foreword by), Lt. Michael Stallings Jr (Foreword by)
 

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Mystery surrounds the origins of Orlando’s name, but the most probable explanation for its moniker dates back to the exploits of Orlando Reeves. While guarding Central Florida forts against Native American attacks, Reeves was alarmed in the middle of the night. A log rolled toward Reeves in the darkness, and he knew it disguised movement by an opponent.

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Mystery surrounds the origins of Orlando’s name, but the most probable explanation for its moniker dates back to the exploits of Orlando Reeves. While guarding Central Florida forts against Native American attacks, Reeves was alarmed in the middle of the night. A log rolled toward Reeves in the darkness, and he knew it disguised movement by an opponent. After firing his gun to awaken his fellow soldiers, he was bombarded by arrows, which resulted in his death. Orlando’s name was bestowed upon a local post office in 1857 and then on the city incorporated in 1875. Just like the brave solider for whom the city was named, firefighters of Orlando boldly risk their lives for the welfare of others. This volume commemorates those men and women and traces a rich history from 1883, when a devastating fire inspired William C. Sherman to start a volunteer fire company, to today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738553078
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
1,331,932
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Ginger Bryant is a teacher of high school British literature and journalism. Combining her skills as a photographer with her constant quest for a good story, Bryant has compiled images and memories from a wealth of resources.

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Orlando Firefighting (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ginger Bryant does a wonderful job outlining the history of the great organization known as the Orlando Fire Department. The tradition and heritage of this Central Florida boomtown has grown over the years, but the love for the job is still as evident as the members of today as it was for the members of yesteryear. This is a great read, followed by great pictures of the OFD. Great job Ginger!