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Osceola County Unveils Narcoossee Community Sign Today

Published on: Dec 9, 2016

WHO: County Commissioners, dignitaries, community members and other guests.

WHAT: Reporters and photo/video crews are invited to the unveiling of a new sign for the Narcoossee Community.

BACKGROUND: Two new signs showcasing Narcoossee’s history will greet visitors and residents along County Road 15, also known as Narcoossee Road. The first sign will be unveiled today along the northbound entry into the community by Commissioner Fred Hawkins, Jr. and members of the Narcoossee Area Chapter of the Osceola County Historical Society. Darlene Waniel was the winner of a design contest with 40 entries held by the organization and judged by a panel of community residents.

The signs features a little black bear, which is tied to the Native American meaning of Narcoossee. The design incorporates significant elements such as railroad ties that represent the Sugar Belt Railway and a wharf piling and lines for the steamboat history of the area and East Lake Tohopekaliga. Native woods – cypress and mahogany were used for the signs.

WHEN: 2:30 p.m., Friday, December 9, 2016.  

WHERE: South of Chisholm Park Trail, on northbound side of C.R. 15 (Narcoossee Road)