River’s End on U. S. 19

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We just received the photo above, from the 1940s, showing River’s End Cottage Apartments and Motel on U. S. 19. The photo is by Ted Lagerberg. The aerial view below shows where this was located.

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Our July 2016 newsletter

Check out the West Pasco Historical Society July 2016 newsletter, which will soon be mailed to our members. It has an article on the Hudson family, an article on Maxine Clayton, and a member profile of our own President, Bob Langford. It is a PDF file here.

JoAnn Hettel

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JoAnn Marie (Spencer) Hettel, Gulf High School Class of 1955, died on June 9, 2016. She was 78 years old. She hosted a popular cooking show on New Port Richey radio station WGUL.

Computer instruction

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At the museum tonight (6/8) Bob Hubach shows Teri Abbott how to edit our membership database. This picture was taken in the museum library. The library is a room that was added on to our building in 1992. The rest of the building dates to 1915, when it was built to be a schoolhouse.

Museum visitor

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Jack Malarkey of Crystal Springs was a visitor to the museum today (5/21). He brought some old post cards for us to scan and allowed us to photograph some postal history items. He is the author of a recently published postal history of Trilby in eastern Pasco County.

His Pasco County collection can be viewed here.

Museum visitor

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Walt Casson was a recent visitor to the museum. Here he is holding the 1946 and 1951 Gulf High School yearbooks, which he loaned us to scan. Walt was editor of the 1951 yearbook, and was the valedictorian of the Class of 1951. He has also given the museum a copy of his extensive study of the graves at Pine Hill Cemetery.