Sound and picture interviews of Flagler's
Long-time residents, personal memories
Little Red School House
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By the close of the Second Seminole War in 1842, Flagler County was virtually uninhabited. Almost all current residents of the County, or their forbearers, arrived here after that era. We represent a diverse cross section of ethnic and racial origins. We came from many places and for our own reasons; many were looking for the “good life” promised by land developers. What we brought to the experience, what we found here and how we adapted create our own personal life stories.
staff of the Flagler County Public Library and members of the Friends of
the Library began an oral history project in 200l as an effort to preserve
samples of these memories and relevant images for the future. This
collection of oral life histories seeks to sample the common themes and
unique stories of selected local residents. The compact disk/ digital
format was selected as the best available method for recording the
materials. There was no intent to create a history of the county or any of
its cities, towns and settlements, though individual stories often reflect
those of the area.