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March
26
2017

UCF student's documentary highlights Mount Dora history

 MOUNT DORA — Mount Dora Historical Society President Janet Westlake only had to look as far as her church to find the perfect candidate to interview and film longtime citizens for the...

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March
8
2016

The keepers of Mount Dora's history

The history of the keepers of our Mount Dora history

Many people over the decades have talked about preserving the architecturally significant buildings and distinctive landmarks that make up...

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October
10
2015

Museum displays vintage cast-iron toy fire apparatus

Museum display 

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October
2
2015

Antique cast-iron fire engines in honor of Fire Prevention Week

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In honor of Fire Prevention Week, the Mount Dora History Museum has a new display of cast-iron fire apparatus models.  The collection dates from 1910 to the 1940s.  The museum is open...

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September
3
2015

MOUNT DORA'S HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FIRE

In February 1922 a fire destroyed the main block of Donnelly Street between Fourth and Fifth streets.   The city lost many important buildings including town hall.   The fire...

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