Center for Florida History and Polk County Historical Association collaborate on two-volume history of Polk County
LAKELAND, Fla. (May 16, 2005) — The Center for Florida History, in collaboration with the Polk County Historical Association (PCHA), has published the second of a two-volume history of Polk County, “None Can Have Richer Memories: Polk County 1940-2000,” by Dr. Canter Brown, noted historian and the Center’s advisory board chair. The first volume, “In the Midst of All that Makes Life Worth Living: Polk County to 1940,” appeared in 2001. Funded and commissioned by the PCHA, the publication of both volumes culminates nearly six years of scholarly collaboration between the Center and PCHA.
FSC president Dr. Anne B. Kerr, stated, “Florida Southern College, our Center for Florida History, and its director, James M. Denham, take great pride in their continuing association with the Polk County Historical Association’s commitment to providing our home county with a superbly recorded history.” The work traces the county’s beginnings to footsteps of famed governors and United States senators, distinguished jurists, determined civil rights leaders, and women who pioneered roles in business and public life as well as more than a few thieves, crooks, and scoundrels, and a whole county full of just plain folks.
The books are available through local bookstores or by calling the Center for Florida History at (863) 680-4312.
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