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The Historical Society of Avon Park presents "More Than Orange Blossoms: Feisty, Fabulous Florida Females" by storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar. Though not always in the history books, the women who helped build, form, shape, and develop the state have inspired hope and possibility. Stories of strong, courageous women like Julia Tuttle, known as the Mother of Miami, or Mary McCleod Bethune, daughter of enslaved parents who went on to become
The Historical Society of Avon Park hosts "The State You're In: Florida Men, Florida Women, and Other Wildlife" by author Craig Pittman. Over the past thirty years, Craig Pittman has written thousands of stories and columns about "The Most Interesting State". In this presentation based on 51 of these stories, he shows off the glorious weirdness of his native state. Stories of mermaids, con men, fugitives, gator wrasslers, death row