FSC Authors Reveal Lakeland’s Past in Vintage Images
LAKELAND, Fla. (Nov. 3, 2005) — Florida Southern College librarians Mary M. Flekke and Randall M. MacDonald have authored Lakeland, a book of postcards published before 1950 and drawn from local libraries and personal collections. Detailed captions accompany the postcard images.
Highlights include the original development of the downtown business district; Lakeland train stations at the north edge of Munn Park; local schools such as Lakeland High School, Lodwick School of Aeronautics and Florida Southern College; the “Welcome Arch,” a familiar sight to downtown visitors for several years; and early residences, government buildings, churches, and agricultural sites.
Flekke and MacDonald are senior librarians at Florida Southern College, with a combined 42 years of service to the college. Flekke is a member of several professional and community organizations including the Society of Florida Archivists and the Polk County Historical Society. MacDonald is a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi; and Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education; and has served as a school volunteer for over twenty years.
Lakeland is available at area bookstores, independent retailers, on-line bookstores, online through Arcadia Publishing, or at 888.313.2665.
Lakeland by Mary M. Flekke and Randall M. MacDonald