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Shirttail Charley, a Seminole Indian and an early character of Fort Lauderdale, in front of W.W. Bivans' Tin and Repair shop on Brickell Avenue (now Las Olas Riverfront)

 

Fort Lauderdale pioneer Ivy Julia Cromartie Stranahan (1871-1971) in the late 1800s. She was president of the state suffrage league in 1917, and also worked for the rights of Native Americans. Women's Hall of Fame inductee, 1996.

Alexander Ramsey (Sandy) Nininger (1918-1942) of the Sailboat Bend neighborhood was the first Fort Lauderdale soldier to die in World War II and the first World War II soldier to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. Nininger graduated from West Point in 1941 and died in combat in Abucay, Bataan, on Jan. 12, 1942. The recommendation for the medal was made by General Douglas MacArthur, and the medal was presented by President Roosevelt on Jan. 29, 1942. [Click on the photo to read the citation.]

Click on the photos to see blowups. To make the photos more enjoyable, they have been digitally enlarged and enhanced. The originals were obtained from the Florida State Archives web site (except as noted).

 

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