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Downtown Sebring Morning by Linda Kegley
WELCOME TO THE SEBRING HISTORICAL SOCIETY
WITH THE SEBRING HISTORICAL SOCIETY
“One Hundred Years of Sebring”
by Carol Goad and the Sebring Historical Society, 2012.
Commemorates the Society’s Centennial in 2012. Includes a history of the city and its pioneer families, its schools, government agencies, and other institutions; the Sebring Airport and International Raceway; civic groups, and more. Also includes a narrative about George E. Sebring and his family.
“Sebring, City on the Circle”
by Stephen Olausen, Southern Heritage Press, 1993.
A comprehensive history of Sebring and its historic commercial buildings, historic houses, and landmarks. Photographs and details about the architecture and history of the buildings and the families and businesses that resided there are provided.
“Images of America – Sebring”
by Susan Priest MacDonald and Randall M. MacDonald, Arcadia Publishing, 2008
A lovely pictorial history of Sebring from its beginnings in 1911 through the 1960s. This is one of Arcadia Press” well-known “Images of America” series.
“The Last Great Ace”
by Charles A. Martin, Fruit Cove Publishing, 1998.
Recounts the life of Major Thomas B. McGuire, Jr., a local young man who died a hero in World War II. He received the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously. McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey is named in his honor.
“The Way Things Were”
by Robert J. Walker, Self Published, 2002.
A collection of short stories about growing up Black in segregated Sebring, Florida in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
“Newcomb & Baker Collections”
Diarist John Newcomb’s detailed description of life in Sebring from 1911 to 1916, illustrated with photographs by Milton Baker, first general store operator in Sebring. Compiled by Allen Altvater.
Stories about the trials of early pioneer residents, their customs, and their institutions, plus how the Indian streets were named and where the first known African-American settlement in Sebring was located. Written and edited by Allen Altvater.
“Twice Told Tales”.
Stories of hurricanes, pageants, Highlands Hammock Park and much more. Written and edited by Allen Altvater.
“Hall of Fame”.
History of Sebring city government 1913-1987, listing biographies and photos of elected and appointed officials from 1913 through 1987. Written and edited by Allen Altvater.