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By Mary Walkup
Contributing Writer 

GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales Remembers the Ghosts of Christmas Past

 

Last updated 12/26/2019 at 6:59am

GFWC Lake Wales

In 1912, the early settlers of what is now Lake Wales, were hearty, adventuresome people, real Pioneers, descendants of their ancestors who traveled via oxen-driven covered wagons and were true to their code of "Ten Tandra Via Est" meaning "The way remains to be tried." They came to Lake Wales by way of long, difficult and sometimes dangerous trips through swamps, overcoming their fears of possible snakes and alligators, travelling through Winter Haven, then Haines City, finally catching the 3 car cattle train to Lake Wales. They worked hard to establish a "city" from the muck and dirt of...



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