For the United States of America and Largo, Florida World War 1 Started in April of 1917. Many Largo Boys enlisted to serve our Nation. Two of the first to enlist were Ralph Heisler and Worth Johnson, both students ant Largo High.
Both of these young men died during the war of wounds received in action. As we acknowledge Memorial Day 2017 let us remember these two young men of Largo and all other who died serving in the Military of the United States.
The Western Union telegram received by the Heisler Family of their Son, Ralph’s death in 1918.
Our Thanks to Chris George, Reporter at the Largo Leader Newspaper
The May 11th edition of the paper carried a front page story about two sons of Largo, Ralph Heisler and Worth Johnson who at age 17 were killed in action during World War 1. The paper credited Largo Historical Society Researchers Marlin Short and Charlie Harper with finding the facts and doing the research to make this story possible. Jim McGee and Charlie Harper worked together in making a DVD Video about Largo and World War 1, including stories about Heisler and Johnson. The video will be for sale at the Historic Largo Feed Store soon.
Once again we offer our Thanks to the Largo Leader for a fine job of Community service.
The DVD Video that will be offered for sale soon at the Historic Largo Feed Store.
We welcome you to the Official Web Site of the Largo Area Historical Society. Modern day Largo was first settled way back in 1843 when the three McKay Brothers settled along the creek that would be named for them, McKay Creek. Captain Lowe came in 1859 and built a settlement store called Lowe’s Landings. In 1888 the railroad came to Largo and the citrus and cattle business started to boom. Until 1912 Largo was in Hillsborough County. On January 1, 1912 Pinellas County was formed. Today, Largo is the 4th largest city in the Tampa Bay Metro area with an estimated population over 82,000. Largo is a good mix of Business, Retirement and Family, a really great place to call home!
Have a question about the 170+ year history of the greater Largo area. Please contact the Largo Area Historical Society at: email@example.com
May 8, 2017 Meeting of the
Largo Area Historical Society
Vice President Charlie Harper and Secret Service Agent Mike Chlebda discuss the speakers background prior to the meeting. Special Agent Chlebda was a really good speaker, sharing his knowledge and interest in the Secret Service. Agent Chlebda answered numerous questions and proved to be a favorite. Largo Police Chief, Jeff Undestad came by the Feed Store to say hello, joining in to make this a very special night.
Our thanks to the United States Secret Service Tampa Office and to the Chief Undestad of the Largo Police Department.
Next Meeting of the Largo Area Historical Society is June 12, 2017. OUR ANNUAL INDOOR PICNIC….Make your plans now to attend.
The Historical Society Chef’s will be grilling up a storm of hot dogs, hamburgers and surprises for us at the indoor Picnic….
2017, another successful Cracker Supper! A large crowd came out to support the Largo Area Historical Society. Over 300 attended, sharing the fellowship and fun.
Congratulations to the LHS Class of 1964 for winning the 2017 Cracker Supper Attendance Award. Great job “64”.
The LHS Class of 1962 was awarded a FIVE YEAR trophy for the best attended Class for five straight years, 2012 – 2016. What a really great effort Class of 1962.
Jim Kramer proudly displays 5 year trophy
Ted Signor, our MC and host for the evening.
Watch this site for full photo coverage the week of March 20.
Our thanks to the 2017 Cracker Girls, Jean, Sarah and Joan for the fine job this year!!
A full display of Largo Historical Society items for sale will be available at the 2017 Cracker Supper. A good time to get those “special” Birthday and Easter Gifts.
Please remember in your thoughts and prayers all the members of the Society, and especially those who are Ill.
Thank you Jim Kramer for sharing your new DVD Video, Pages of Our Life. Everyone Really enjoyed it.
Welcome to the Official Web Site of the Largo Area Historical Society
Brad Finkbiner, Principal of LHS Deborah Clark, Pinellas County
Supervisor of Elections
Two really great speakers at the September 12th meeting of the Largo Area Historical Society….The Historic Old Feed Store was filled to the brem with members as they heard Mr. Finkbiner update us on our new Largo High. Ms. Deborah Clark followed making a very good presentation on how the election process works, and comment about the upcoming election.
Our thanks to both speakers….Very Good!
Please Pardon us while we work on our new site…Some page are not updated yet, but we continue to work on the pages. Thanks for your Patience!
The Largo Area Historical Society is located in beautiful Largo Central Park at the Historic Largo Feed Store
President Don Forehand and wife Barb invite you to our next Historical Society Meeting on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Our next Meeting is on Monday, September 12, 6:30 PM