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John MacKenzie 10 Oct 04 - 10:40 AM
GUEST,Skipy 11 Oct 04 - 09:32 AM
GUEST,Blackcatter 11 Oct 04 - 01:35 PM
harpgirl 11 Oct 04 - 01:46 PM
Blackcatter 11 Oct 04 - 06:59 PM
GUEST,my favorite kissimee,fla.,story! 11 Oct 04 - 09:28 PM
GUEST,tarheel 11 Oct 04 - 09:29 PM
GUEST 12 Oct 04 - 08:10 AM
Blackcatter 12 Oct 04 - 11:04 AM
Wesley S 12 Oct 04 - 01:21 PM
Blackcatter 12 Oct 04 - 01:56 PM
PoppaGator 12 Oct 04 - 04:19 PM
Blackcatter 12 Oct 04 - 04:29 PM
jeffp 12 Oct 04 - 05:17 PM
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Subject: BS: Kissimee FL
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 10:40 AM

I've got the chance of a fly drive holiday to Kissimee on 5th November. Is it a good place to go, and what is there to see, and are there any Catters around. I've found Blackcatter in the members list but that's all.
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Kissimee FL
From: GUEST,Skipy
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 09:32 AM

Do you expect to see any whelks there?

Skipy 1


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Subject: RE: BS: Kissimee FL
From: GUEST,Blackcatter
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 01:35 PM

Hi John,

Kissimmee is the city that fronts the Walt Disney World area. There's a lot of touristy things but also a lot of wonderful nature to see. It's also 50 miles from the Space Coast and Kennedy Space Center, and it's 25 miles south of Orlando - where I live - which has a lot of non-touristy things to see. Of course if you want some touristy things - Disney has 4 main theme parks (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney MGM Studios & Animal Kingdom), there are 5 major water sports parks, a Sea World and Universal Studios 2 parks.

If you decide to come, PM me and give me an idea of some stuff you might like to see. Also - I always have an open invitation to buy any visiting Mudcatter a pint of the quality if they wish. I'd be happy to talk you on a walking tour of Downtown to show you the sights and tell you a bit about the history of Orland and Central Florida.

Music-wise, the area is kind of hit-or-miss when it comes to folk, etc., but being a major city (1.7 million in the metro area) we do get some interesting acts. Some good local stuff too. If you decide to come, let me know when and I'll get a list together live music happening then.

Blackcatter


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Subject: RE: BS: Kissimee FL
From: harpgirl
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 01:46 PM

Giok, Abby Sale's list will give you some info on Central Florida folk events. Look here:Central Florida area folk events

love, harpgirl


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Subject: RE: BS: Kissimee FL
From: Blackcatter
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 06:59 PM

Oh sure harpgirl - share the secret! Where'd you think I was going to get the info?

Seriously, though, Abby's the best place to go.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kissimee FL
From: GUEST,my favorite kissimee,fla.,story!
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 09:28 PM

my favorite kissimee,fla.,story!
....................................
this couple was driving to daytona and saw the sign ,kissimee,along to highway!
the husband turned to his wife and said that he thought that was a neat name for a town,probably a romantic event connected with the name, kissimee! his wife abruptly told him it was pronounced kissimee(key SI mee)...long "i"...and that the town was named after an indian tribe that was there long before columbus discovered america!well,they argued about it as they drove down the interstate...the husband told his wife to stop at the next fast food place and he would go in and find out for sure! so,she pulls up the next ramp,drives into a fast food parking lot and the hubby gets out of the car and goes in! he waits in line for a few minutes and finally the waitress ask him what would he like to order.
he tells her that he and his wife are having an argument about how to pronounce the name of "this place!" he ask the waitress to look him straight in the eye and tell him the correct pronounciation of,"this place!"
so,the waitress leaned over the counter,looked him straight in the eye and said,"BURGER KING!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Kissimee FL
From: GUEST,tarheel
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 09:29 PM

dang...that is my story...sorry...hope you liked it!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Kissimee FL
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 08:10 AM

I seem to rememember a Sports Illustrated story of years back about the local baseball club. Although a farm team of the Houston Astros, this outfit was called the Hawks, because it would have been difficult to have a team called the Kissimee Astros...


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Subject: RE: BS: Kissimee FL
From: Blackcatter
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 11:04 AM

The origin of the name "Kissimmee" is not known with certainty. The 1733 Popple Map of Florida labels where the "Cacema" Indians resided in Central Florida, near present day Lake Kissimmee and the Kissimmee River. Natives in the area in 1860 reportedly pronounced the word "Kiss-imm-ee".

The City of Kissimmee was originally a small trading post on the northern bank of Lake Tohopekaliga known as the community of "Allendale". After the Civil War this area was included in a purchase of 4,000,000 acres of marshland and plains by Mr. Hamilton Disston, the owner of Disston Saw Company in Philadelphia. Many steamboat captains navigated the chain of lakes leading from Kissimmee to the Gulf with cargoes of cypress lumber and sugar cane. On March 24, 1883, the citizens voted to incorporate the City, changing the name from Allendale to Kissimmee City. From the late 1800's into the turn of the century, the economy of the Kissimmee area relied strictly on cattle and sugar cane.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kissimee FL
From: Wesley S
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 01:21 PM

Isn't Vasser Clements from Kissimee ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Kissimee FL
From: Blackcatter
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 01:56 PM

I dunno. Who is Vasser Clements?

By the way it's spelled with 2 s and 2 m and 2 e.

Kissimmee.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kissimee FL
From: PoppaGator
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 04:19 PM

Vassar Clements, the Father of Hillbilly Jazz:

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A great fiddler, and an elder statesman during the 60s/70s era when rock, pop, and country began to overlap each other. A notable particpant in the monumental Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recording project, "May the Circle Be Unbroken."


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Subject: RE: BS: Kissimee FL
From: Blackcatter
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 04:29 PM

It appears that he was indeed born in Kissimmee. I learn something new every day.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kissimee FL
From: jeffp
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 05:17 PM

In fact, he plays a real fine tune titled, "Kissimmee Kid."


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Subject: RE: BS: Kissimee FL
From: GUEST,colinlewis58@aol.com
Date: 06 Jun 05 - 03:05 PM

DEAR PEOPLE

I AM HOPING TO COME TO KISSIMEE ON HOLIDAY IN NOVEMBER 05   I WOULD LIKE TO VISIT HISTORICAL SITES   INDIANS    AND SETTLERS ETC       AS I AM   NOT INTERESTED IN DISNEY TYPE THINGS       BUT REST OF MY FAMILY ARE THOUGH    COULD YOU TELL ME OF ANY SUCH PLACES TO VISIT   PLEASE      COLIN LEWIS WORCESTER ENGLAND UK


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