History

A Veterans Day story of duty, bravery and survival

Charles Looper

This story is written by WWII Veteran and POW Charles 'Chas.' Looper, who grew up in the Lake Lindsey area, near Brooksville. Looper writes about his 27th and last mission which was a part of Battle of the Bulge. His unit was flying P-47's over Luxembourg when he was shot down in enemy territory. This is the first of two segments to be published.

Honoring the History of Eden Baptist Church

Eden Baptist Church by artist Maryleen Webb

For the 171st Anniversary of Eden Baptist Church in Lake Lindsey, Hernando Sun is publishing a piece written by Bobby and Betty (Cason) Snow in October 2011 entitled "Eden Baptist Church, The Early Years, 1840s and 1850s". The article was originally published in the "Eden Baptist Church Homecoming Celebration" on October 16, 2011. It is a very comprehensive history and we plan to publish it in segments. The following segment describes the "environment that the seeds of Eden Baptist Church began" as well as the earliest pastors and charter members of the church.

Article From the Past

Brooksville Star May 18, 1906

Brooksville Star May 18, 1906

Was Former Resident of Hernando County
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Died at the age of 59
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For Many Years Was Acknowledged Cattle King of this Section of the State
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Dr. Howell T. Lykes, one of the best known and most respected citizens of South Florida at 11am yesterday, died at his home near Ballast Point, death resulting from a general breakdown brought about by a (illegible) stroke of several weeks ago.

Tribute to Frasier Mountain by Robert Martinez

Frasier was an invaluable source of historical stories, facts and information regarding Old Brooksville In Photos & Stories. His mind was amazingly sharp up to the end and could remember the slightest details pertaining to Brooksville history, as far back as the 1920's. We were soul mates and I will miss him greatly. He would often pop up to my house with old pixs, news clippings or just to chit chat. He was indeed a remarkable man. God bless him.

- Robert Martinez, publisher Old Brooksville In Photos & Stories.

Tribute to Frasier Mountain by Jan Knowles

FRASIER MOUNTAIN came into my life when he would stop into one of his best friend's office where I worked after he would drop off his granddaughter Ashley at Charlene’s Dance Studio and we would talk about everything under the sun until it was time to pick up Ashley from dance. I really looked forward to his visits. Our grandchildren went to the Methodist Church School Center also and we had a lot in common concerning the love of our town and the history behind it. We also would find ourselves at the same meetings because our interest was the same.

Tribute to Frasier Mountain by Nichole Chapman

Growing up, I didnt realize the importance of appreciating and knowing my family's history. As I got older, I began to realize the importance of it, and I soon began to research it. I began to try and put the pieces of the puzzle together. Through the many hours at the library, courthouse, and walking downtown and talking to different people, I was soon and often told about a man by the name of Frasier Mountain.

Tribute to Frasier Mountain from Gretchen Countryman

Frasier Mountain "Our Papa" was a man of integrity who possessed old fashioned down to earth values. He was a family man and was very proud of his daughter and granddaughter for their accomplishments. History was his passion and especially the history of of Brooksville area. He was especially pleased to receive the 'Father of Brooksville ' award from the city! Frasier was a great teacher as he shared his knowledge of history with so many. He will be sorely missed by all at the one from school but especially by me.

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