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SEBRING HISTORICAL SOCIETY STORE
Books & Collectibles available for purchase:



The One Hundred Years of Sebring, written and published by the Sebring Historical Society to commemorate Sebring's Centennial in 2012.  Book gives history of institutions (i.e. schools, government, police and fire departments, churches, etc.); major historical events; civic groups; airport and raceway; cultural events and organizations; people and families.  In addition, book contains narrative about George E. Sebring and his family, and highlights of the development of the town.
Soft cover.………$20.00



Sebring, City on the Circle, by Stephen Olausen, published in 1993. A brief, but well-written and comprehensive, history of the origins of the area prior to building of town and its early development by George E. Sebring and his son, Orvel Sebring. There is emphasis on architecture, both commercial and residential, with photographs and detailed histories about many of town’s buildings.  Soft cover…………..$5.00



Images of America – Sebring, by Susan Priest MacDonald and Randall M. MacDonald, published in 2008. A pictorial history of Sebring from its beginnings in 1911 through the 1960s. This is published by Arcadia Press and is one of their well-known “Images of America” series. Soft cover……………$20.00



The Last Great Ace, by Charles A. Martin; published in 1998. Recounts the life of Major Thomas B. McGuire, Jr., local young man who died a hero in World War II. He received the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously.
Soft cover…………..$20.00



DeVane’s Early Florida History, Volumes I & II, A compilation of notes and interviews by brothers, Albert DeVane and Park DeVane; Compiled and edited by Allen C. Altvater, Sr.; published in 1979. These two volumes provide a comprehensive look at the land and early settlers of Florida as well as an excellent insight into the lives and lore of the Seminole Indians.  Soft cover.
Currently out of print.  (will be coming soon in digital form in the Members Only section)



Note: The following books were assembled/written and published by Allen C. Altvater, Sr. and the Sebring Historical Society during the 1970s and 1980s: Newcomb & Baker Collections.  Diarist John Newcomb’s detailed description of early life in Sebring and development of the town from 1911 to 1916, illustrated with photographs by Milton Baker, first general store operator in Sebring.
Hard cover…………………..$16.00.


Heartland Heritage. Historical incidents told that illustrate life in early central Florida, with its trials of pioneer residents, their customs, their institutions, and their entertainments. Soft cover…………..$2.00.


Twice Told Tales. Stories of hardship, tragedy, events of historical significance and creative recreation. Relates stories of hurricanes, pageants, Highlands Hammock Park and much more. Soft cover……………..$2.00.


Hall of Fame. History of Sebring city government from 1913 to 1987, with lists of those who held civic offices during these years, with photographs, brief biographies (where available). Soft cover…………….$2.00;  Hard cover…………..$16.00.


NOTE: ALL BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THE SEBRING HISTORICAL SOCIETY ARCHIVES LOCATED AT 321 WEST CENTER AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 (IN THE BACKSIDE OF THE SEBRING PUBLIC LIBRARY.  To have books mailed, the added cost is $5.00 per book.  For details, call 863-471-2522 or e-mail info@sebringhistoricalsociety.org

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