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Floridays
6:42 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Vero archeological site a 'fertile crescent' ripe for exploration

It's known as the Vero Man site, believed to contain bones and artifacts from the Ice Age. Susan Grandpierre heads a committee that's working for a full-scale excavation.

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Floridays
2:30 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Hunting was necessity, not sport, for Fellsmere resident in the 1950s

White-tail deer

He says rural Indian River County yielded deer, gators, otters, turtles and even wild mustard greens that grew along canal banks. 

Floridays
1:27 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Truman's unscheduled stop in Vero Beach had interesting consequences

Truman with aide Clark Clifford in Key West

William Crawford, author of a book about the Intracoastal Waterway, discusses what happened after the presidential yacht ran aground.

Floridays
2:29 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

'Two-legged historic landmark' gives tours of The Breakers in Palm Beach

Ponce with visitors at the Breakers
Credit Janie Gould

James Ponce, 93-year-old Florida native, was honored with that designation after giving hundreds of tours of the historic hostelry.  Henry Flagler built the original Breakers.

Floridays
1:32 pm
Sat March 16, 2013

Man who worked in Fellsmere's sugar mill left with no sweet memories

Even though it was decades ago, the ex-employee avoids eating sugar to this day.

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Floridays
5:05 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Rebuilt Elliott Museum opening as culmination of 10-year project, $20 million capital campaign

Car archivist with milk truck from the 1930s
Credit Janie Gould

The new Elliott Museum showcases art, technology and history. It sits on the site of the original Elliott, dubbed the "pink lady," on Hutchinson Island in Stuart.

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Floridays
2:32 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Tinseltown on the Treasure Coast? Movie magnate had big plans for Hobe Sound

Sign on Hobe Sound's water tower
Credit Courtesy of Indian River magazine

At the height of the great land boom, Hobe Sound was dubbed Picture City. Stuart lawyer and writer Rick Crary wrote about it in the March 2013 issue of  Indian River magazine and talks about it here.

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Floridays
3:00 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Goliath groupers were prized for their size

Goliath grouper

A scientist studying the species says sportsmen liked to catch them -- the bigger the better -- but the meat often was ground up for fertilizer or cat food, and sometimes the carcasses were used to hide illegal drugs.

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Floridays
1:04 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Before electric refrigerators, family treasured ice man's visits

Margie Williams still remembers the ice man handing out slivers of ice to children playing outdoors on hot summer days in Fort Pierce. 

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Floridays
3:52 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Before Sonic, there was Miracle Mile Sundries

Dollie Rivenbark Thomas worked as a curb girl at the drive-in in the early 1950s. Unlike Sonic's servers, she didn't roller skate to customers' cars.

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