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Most of the documents listed here are available for viewing at the Sebring Historical Society's Archives!

(The) Bulletin, a quarterly newsletter published from April 1969 until January 1992. Edited by Allen C. Altvater between 1969 and 1986.  Informative stories about Sebring’s history. Indexed by topic.


DeVane’s Early Florida History (2 volumes). A collection of articles, letters, maps, and pictures by Park and Albert DeVane revealing the history of the Heartland area (South Central Florida) and the State of Florida. Both volumes are in the Library of Congress.


Exercise in Frustration. The story of a failed civic improvement campaign. Five years worth of correspondence involving City, County, and State offices, as well as news media coverage.


Hall of Fame. A record of the City of Sebring’s elections and administrations, and biographies and photos of elected and appointed officials from 1913 through 1987.


Heartland Heritage. Area history by various authors, compiled by Allen C. Altvater.


(The) Newcomb-Baker Collection. Excerpts from John Newcomb’s diary of early Sebring, and Milton Baker’s photographs of early Sebring and its people, 1911 to 1916. 


Sebring Chamber of Commerce. The history of the Sebring Chamber of Commerce from its founding in 1916 to 1962.


Sebring Firemen. The history of the Sebring Volunteer Fire Department from its inception in 1920 to 1962.


Vignettes. A collection of stories on various topics.






Sebring Folk

Selected Excepts

The First Twenty-Five Years

The Way It Was


Twice Told Tales

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