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Polk Praises Pioneers at 2019 Event

Historic association honors 7 Polk Pioneers for lifetime contributions to community The seven honored county residents created a legacy by touching lives and making history through 643 years of living. BARTOW — They were teachers, ranchers, firefighters, nurses and locomotive engineers. One was the youngest of 18 children, another was the first black head coach in Polk County after the schools were integrated in 1968. Yet another ran the family ranch in Haines City while her husband served in World […]