Center for Florida
History assists with
book distribution to Polk schools
LAKELAND, Fla. (Sept. 12, 2002) - Florida Southern College's Center
for Florida History is taking part in the distribution of a new
history book to Polk County public schools. The first volume of
historian Dr. Canter Brown's two-volume history of Polk County,
commissioned by the Polk County Historical Association, will be
presented to every public school library in Polk County.
"We here at the Center for Florida History are very proud now--as
we were back in November when the book was first released--to be
involved as a partner, with the Polk County Historical Association,
in the marketing and distribution of Canter Brown's marvelous new
history of Polk County," said James M. Denham, Director, Center
for Florida History. "I can think of no greater contribution for
our Association to make to our students, teachers, and our county's
future than to provide free copies to our public school libraries."
In a recent review, Brown's book, In the Midst of All That Makes
Life Worth Living: Polk County, Florida to 1940, was called "a thoroughly
researched, well organized, readable and long-overdue work." "We
are proud to make this gift to the students and teachers of our
county," said Association president Dr. Ed Etheredge. "We look forward
to continuing cooperation with Dr. James M. Denham and the Center
for Florida History."
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.