The following are excerpts from the book History and Memories of Oak Hill, Florida.
The book was written by Mary Dewees in 1984 and as time goes on, some of the
facts may have changed. Please keep in mind the year it was written as you read.
This is meant for personal enjoyment and not as a factual reference.



1984 Mary Dewees
Author: Mary A. Dewees
Oak Hill, Florida 32759

Donia A. Donewald – Art
Adelbert S. Dewees – Photography

This work has been a labor of love and she is very proud of her work, in which she
has taken great delight. She presents the history as a parent would a fond child,
asking that it be received without expressions of dislike over its imperfections,
but would be very pleased to have words of approval from those who have
longed for its appearance and hope it proves not a disappointment.

I expect to pass this way but once;
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature,
let me do it now,
let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
— The Author

“Do not squander Time
That is what Life is made of…”

The World’s like a mirror,
Reflecting what you do,
And if you face it smiling
It smiles right back at you.
A smile is like a little wedge
That often keeps us from the edge
Of getting sad and feeling blue,
I love to see a smile, don’t you?

Let me be a little kinder
let me be a little blinder
To the faults of those about me,
let me praise a little more.
Let me be a little meeker
with the brother that is weaker;
Let me think more of my neighbor
and a little less of me.

Are you lonely, O my brother?
Share your little with another!
Stretch a hand to one unfriended,
And your loneliness is ended. -Anon


Personal Interviews
Taped Interviews
Brannon Library of New Smyrna Beach, Florida

The East Coast of Florida, by Ellwood C. Nance
History of Volusia County, by Pleasant Daniel Gold
Centennial History of Volusia County, by Bond Hebel
Space Technology, by Kenneth Gatland and Arthur C. Clarke


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