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The November issue of Polk Proud History is now available. Read the story of how Alexander Mackay, a prominent Scottish businessman, was enticed to make Lake Alfred the winter residence of his family. Get an inside look at how the Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve became one of Polk County’s most beautifully-preserved historic homes. 

Also check out photos from this year’s celebration of the Nineteenth Amendment, read about upcoming events, and learn how a one-eyed alligator became Lakeland’s unofficial mascot!

If you missed a previous issue, check out our digital archive.

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