Long-time resident, anonymous donor bring historical marker to Baker

Published: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 02:02 PM.

The research process led Henderson to the Florida Historical Marker Program with the Florida Department of State's Historical Resources division.

Using evidence she collected over two years, Henderson attained the aluminum-alloy marker through the application process.

Henderson said she "couldn't help but shed a tear" upon receiving notice that the marker was approved.

Baker School's historical marker, which cost more than $2,100 to produce, is now one of 800 historical markers found throughout the state, Michael Zimny, the program's coordinator, said.

An anonymous Baker graduate funded the marker, Henderson said.

Now, with school officials' assistance and help from Baker School alumni, Henderson invites area residents and school alumni to a Feb. 23 unveiling ceremony at the school.

"It's something that means a lot to me. I have a lot of precious memories from the school," she said. 

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