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About This Episode

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The Orlando Guy acknowledges the exhaustive work of Joy Wallace Dickinson (Facebook:, Orlando historian and author of “Orlando City of Dreams” (Purchase:, which served as the foundational research and blueprint for this episode.

The History of Orlando Part Five covers the mid-twentieth century in Orlando.

Orlando history saw the building of another county courthouse designed by Murry S. King, Dr. Philip Phillips employed flash pasteurization of orange juice to improve its flavor and Orlando became a military town with Orlando Air Base and Pinecastle Air Force Base during the war years between World War II and the Vietnam War.

Pinecastle Air Force Base became the new Orlando International Airport in 1981.

If you would like to learn more about the fascinating history of Orlando, visit the Orange County Regional History Center in downtown Orlando.

Location: Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 836-8500

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