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George Walker, left, opened Walker Electric Company in 1920 in the space now occupied by Attic Door. The west side of the storefront was rented to a stationery business owned by Joe Valdes, right.

George Walker: Mayor with a mission

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George Walker, left, opened Walker Electric Company in 1920 in the space now occupied by Attic Door. The west side of the storefront was rented to a stationery business owned by Joe Valdes, right.

George Walker died in 1955, and his wife, Mattie, died in 1989.

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George Walker died in 1955, and his wife, Mattie, died in 1989.

Trailer City on Lake Apopk:. A-C, trailer park areas; 1, Trailer City office; 2, groves; 3, laundry; 4, pool; 5, yacht basin; 6, fishing pier; 7; clubhouse; 8, shuffleboard court; 9, tennis court; 10, auditorium.

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Trailer City on Lake Apopk:. A-C, trailer park areas; 1, Trailer City office; 2, groves; 3, laundry; 4, pool; 5, yacht basin; 6, fishing pier; 7; clubhouse; 8, shuffleboard court; 9, tennis court; 10, auditorium.

An aerial of the lakefront, which included Trailer City and its various buildings and sports courts, orange and grapefruit groves, swimming pool, yacht basin, fishing pier, and auditorium.

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An aerial of the lakefront, which included Trailer City and its various buildings and sports courts, orange and grapefruit groves, swimming pool, yacht basin, fishing pier, and auditorium.

The Municipal Pool, later renamed Farnsworth Pool, was connected by two wells that provided 100,000 gallons of fresh water every 24 hours.

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The Municipal Pool, later renamed Farnsworth Pool, was connected by two wells that provided 100,000 gallons of fresh water every 24 hours.

The Municipal Pool, later renamed Farnsworth Pool, was connected by two wells that provided 100,000 gallons of fresh water every 24 hours.

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The Municipal Pool, later renamed Farnsworth Pool, was connected by two wells that provided 100,000 gallons of fresh water every 24 hours.

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Lake Apopka's boat basin had space for multiple rentals.

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Lake Apopka's boat basin had space for multiple rentals.

This photo of the earliest days of Trailer City possibly was taken from the pier. The water tower was located near a landscaped area that contained fish ponds and ornamental gardens.

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This photo of the earliest days of Trailer City possibly was taken from the pier. The water tower was located near a landscaped area that contained fish ponds and ornamental gardens.

The earliest days of Trailer City.

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The earliest days of Trailer City.

Workers built a popular baseball complex on Park Avenue.

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Workers built a popular baseball complex on Park Avenue.

George Walker was a familiar face at the city's ball fields on Park Avenue.

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George Walker was a familiar face at the city's ball fields on Park Avenue.

Walker Field was dedicated Oct. 4, 1925. Caretakers prepared Walker Field for a game by watering and raking the infield and mowing the outfield grass.

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Walker Field was dedicated Oct. 4, 1925. Caretakers prepared Walker Field for a game by watering and raking the infield and mowing the outfield grass.

Winter Garden City Hall was once located further east on Plant Street.

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Winter Garden City Hall was once located further east on Plant Street.

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