Fort Pierce http://wqcs.org en Life imitated art when author retreated to cattle country after 2004 hurricanes http://wqcs.org/post/life-imitated-art-when-author-retreated-cattle-country-after-2004-hurricanes <p>Nancy Dale, who writes about&nbsp;Florida's cowboy culture,&nbsp;&nbsp;took refuge&nbsp;in her travel trailer in rural Glades County after the storms destroyed her condominium on the east coast.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:39:22 +0000 Janie Gould 16066 at http://wqcs.org 'Anglers Paradise' gave way to military presence on Fort Pierce's South Beach during WW II http://wqcs.org/post/anglers-paradise-gave-way-military-presence-fort-pierces-south-beach-during-ww-ii <p>The fish house and restaurant closed&nbsp; when the Navy and Army started training for invasions on local beaches. Its owner&nbsp;re-located&nbsp;to the west side of the Indian River, where she ran the&nbsp;Causeway Grill until the war was over.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 19:09:33 +0000 Janie Gould 13670 at http://wqcs.org Fort Pierce used to be a busy hub for the railroad http://wqcs.org/post/fort-pierce-used-be-busy-hub-railroad <p>Edward Blanton, age 90, remembers the roundhouse where Florida East Coast Railway locomotives were re-positioned. He also has vivid memories of&nbsp;the town&#39;s horse and buggy era.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 14:55:41 +0000 Janie Gould 13461 at http://wqcs.org Fort Pierce used to be a busy hub for the railroad Fort Pierce native recalls snook fishing, grove work, and a 900-pound goliath grouper http://wqcs.org/post/fort-pierce-native-recalls-snook-fishing-grove-work-and-900-pound-goliath-grouper <p>Tom Baumker, a professional photographer and former superintendent at Harbor Branch, says he used to eat 12 sandwiches at&nbsp;noontime&nbsp;to fortify himself&nbsp;when he&nbsp;was picking and loading&nbsp;citrus.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 18:25:12 +0000 Janie Gould 13181 at http://wqcs.org Group seeks to restore historic Lincoln Theatre http://wqcs.org/post/group-seeks-restore-historic-lincoln-theatre <p>The movie house on Avenue D in Fort&nbsp;Pierce was a focal point&nbsp;for the African-American community&nbsp;during the era of segregation. Now the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee is&nbsp;seeking funds to&nbsp;reopen it.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 16:18:25 +0000 Janie Gould 11732 at http://wqcs.org Group seeks to restore historic Lincoln Theatre The color purple: Citrus man used the hue to make fruit look better http://wqcs.org/post/color-purple-citrus-man-used-hue-make-fruit-look-better <p>Carl Fetzer&nbsp;of Vero Beach painted his&nbsp;packinghouse machinery purple to make his citrus more appealing to prospective buyers.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 15:51:20 +0000 Janie Gould 11725 at http://wqcs.org The color purple: Citrus man used the hue to make fruit look better