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  1. Veterans motorcycle club hopes to rebuild Ocklawaha clubhouse after fire Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 4 | The Daily Commercial

    OCKLAWAHA - Members of the United States Military Vets Motorcycle Club Stonecold Chapter still are waiting to hear from the Florida State Fire Marshal's Office as to what may have triggered a fire that destroyed their clubhouse Monday.

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  2. Veterans chapter in Florida hopes to rebuild burned clubhouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 2 | Stars and Stripes

    ... a.m. to the chapter's property near the intersection of Southeast 135th Avenue and Southeast 114th Street Road in Ocklawaha after a number of 911 callers alerted officials to the fire. Rescue 27 arrived on scene at 6:42 a.m. and reported that the ...

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  3. Lake County history: Did you know? Updated Feb 26, 2017 atRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 26 | The Daily Commercial

    ... of Eustis in a 1919 interview, “In April 1876, the first tree on the site of Eustis was cut where the new Ocklawaha Hotel now stands." The grand wooden hotel burned to the ground not many years after Smith's interview. A.S. Pendry, Abram ...

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  4. Carl "Baldy" "Doc" VanNostrand Sr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | Gloversville Leader-Herald

    ... He was a brave and loyal submariner, as well as a patient and loving father and friend. He married Phyllis in Ocklawaha, FL on February 7, 2004. He loved carpentry work, often quoting every time he pulled out a level. He spent his retirement working ...

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  5. Georgefest events kick off this week with breakfast and chili cook-off Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2017 | The Daily Commercial

    ... of any kind in Florida and the second oldest in the nation to celebrate Washington's Birthday. It began at the Ocklawaha Hotel in 1902, a major tourist attraction in Eustis at the time, with a celebration of Florida's early history. The hotel burned ...

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  6. Get rid of the damn dam at Rodman ReserviorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2017 | The Orlando Sentinel

    It is a grim and disheartening sight - a dam in north Florida that blocks the flow of the Ocklawaha River, once a jungle-like, twisting stream that inspired artists and poets. Today the Kirkpatrick Dam is not only an ugly hulk of concrete that hinders natural river flow and the passage of endangered species, but it is also a reminder of a boondoggle project that inflamed grass-roots opposition and galvanized Florida's environmental movement.

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  7. Reed: Hike with history at Bourlay Historic Nature Park Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2017 | The Daily Commercial

    ... H.L. Hart of Palatka, who owned a line of steamboats on the St. John's River. Lee talked Hart into opening up the Ocklawaha, which means “Crooked River,” and running his boats to Leesburg. With the steamers came tourists and Leesburg's ...

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  8. Axle Malloy VanDeWeertRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2016 | Kenton Times

    ... (Dick) Evans of Addison, Vt., and the late Kenneth VanDeWeert. Great-grandparents are Mike and Stella Rector of Ocklawaha, Fla., Sandy Stollar of Wildwood, Fla., and the late Dwayne Stollar, Ada VanDeWeert of Ferrisburg, Vt., and the late Albert ...

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  9. That DAMN DamRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 | Folio Weekly

    The Rodman Dam was built on the Ocklawaha River, historically the largest tributary of the St. Johns River, as part of the Cross-Florida Barge Canal project, which was abruptly halted in 1971 prior to completion. The National Audubon Society refers to the canal as "the biggest unfinished public works project in history."

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  10. West Virginia SoccerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2016 | Big 12 Conference

    ... post, away from Foster. Gordon played at a second level in the first 45, taking four shots, with two on-goal. The Ocklawaha, Florida, native used her speed to beat a Trojan defender in the 27th minute, but Prudhomme dove to the left post to stop her ...

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  11. Ma Barker isn't happy about her house being moved :0Read the original story

    Oct 28, 2016 | New York Post

    ... blazing, according to a spooky report on Friday. Marion County officials aim to float the notorious gangster's Ocklawaha abode across a lake and convert it to a museum - but Ma is refusing to go down without a fight, true-believers told the Tampa ...

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  12. Ghost story: Ma Barker does not want her house movedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2016 | WSOCTV

    OCKLAWAHA, Fla. - Just before the home of gangster Ma Barker was being towed on a barge across Lake Weir in Central Florida to a new location, a man called the Tampa Bay Times newsroom with a warning: They can't move that house.

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  13. Infamous 'Ma Barker house' floats on lake to new homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2016 | WSOCTV

    The house was floated two miles across Lake Weir to its new resting place in the Carney Island Recreation and Conservation area in Ocklawaha. The Marion County home is where Kate "Ma" Barker and her son, Fred, took part in the longest shootout in FBI history in 1935.

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  14. 'Ma Barker' house crosses Lake Weir on bargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    ... the run in late 1934 following a high-profile kidnapping in Minnesota. "Ma" Barker and her son made their way to Ocklawaha, where they mingled with the locals under the alias “Blackburn.” The FBI caught up to them on Jan. 16, 1935, for ...

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  15. Ma Barker house moving across lake to new Marion County propertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2016 | WFTV Orlando

    MARION COUNTY, Fla. - A historic two-story home in Marion County known as the "Ma Barker house " will move from its current location to Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area in Ocklawaha.

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  16. Lake County history: Did you know?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    ... others such as the Marion, Eureka and Metamora were the main boats, but the Alligator was a shadowy figure on the Ocklawaha stage. Its lifespan was relatively long for an Ocklawaha steamer at 21 years. It was built in 1888 and lost in 1909. Smith ...

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  17. Lake County history: Did you know?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    ... by the Lake County Chamber of Commerce in 1923. Eustis had two of them: the Lake County Country Club and the Ocklawaha, which was open to the guests of the Ocklawaha Hotel. Leesburg's course at Silver Lake was the third. The final attempt at a ...

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  18. Did you know?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    ... and early 1900s. But before trains, steamboats transported people and supplies to Lake County through the winding Ocklawaha and the Harris Chain of Lakes. The steamers had colorful names such as The Three Kids, Hiawatha, Helen Denham, Tuskawilla, ...

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  19. Riverkeeper Refuses to Float AwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | Folio Weekly

    ... public works project in history, killed the venture in 1971. The Rodman still remains - blocking the flow of the Ocklawaha River, historically the largest tributary to the St. Johns and about 20 springs. A Florida environmental report found the dam ...

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  20. Known For 1935 Shootout, Marion County's Ma Barker House Set For Move By Oct. 31Read the original story

    Sep 21, 2016 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Marion County Parks and Recreation plans to have the Ocklawaha home famous for a 1935 shootout between a crime family and the FBI moved before the end of October. The Marion County home that was the site of a shootout between a notorious crime family and the FBI in 1935 is set to be moved to the Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area before the end of October.

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