Greater Dunnellon Historical Society

Book signing with Author Lester Dinkins

Join us for a book signing with Lester Dinkins, author of “Dunnellon: Boomtown of the 1890’s.”

Dinkins is a 1962 graduate of Dunnellon High School, and received his bachelor’s degree in history and political science at the University of Florida in 1966. He also earned his master’s degree in personnel services at the university’s College of Education. He was employed as a guidance counselor at Ocala High School for several years before joining the Corrections Department.

“Author Dinkins knows more about Dunnellon than any other living person. I’ll bet on that,” said writer Earl Watson in a 2000 Orlando Sentinel article. He described the book as “a well-researched, well-written book by a third-generation Dunnellon native.”

Dinkins’ grandfather and father both were Dunnellon merchants, and his brother, C.A. Dinkins III, operated Dinkins Service Store.

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