Floridays

Floridays
12:00 am
Sat June 5, 2010

Fisherman and guide reminisces about schools of drum, salt water termites

Richard Milton Jones talks with Janie Gould for a Floridays show.

Richard Milton Jones lived on land along the Indian River that his grandfather homesteaded in the 19th century.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Thu May 6, 2010

Armed white men said they'd shoot blacks planning to march from Gifford to Vero Beach, doctor says

Dr. Hugh McCrystal, now retired, said he saw the group of armed white men outside the hospital in the mid-1960s. The blacks in Gifford cancelled the march. 

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Floridays
12:00 am
Thu May 6, 2010

Doctor who inspected Lincoln assassin's body spent his retirement in Stuart

Dr. George Porter

Dr. George Porter's life has been chronicled by Stuart writer Alice Luckhardt. 

Floridays
12:00 am
Wed May 5, 2010

Man remembers when Jupiter Inlet was shallow enough to be waded across

Jupiter Inlet

That was in the late 1940s. The inlet wasn't dredged during the war years, to prevent access by German U-boats.

Floridays
12:00 am
Wed May 5, 2010

Mosquito researchers have no shortage of material in Florida

Dr. Roxanne Connelly of the University of Florida's Medical Entomology Research Laboratory in Vero Beach, estimates there are "billions upon billions" of mosquitoes in the Sunshine State.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Wed May 5, 2010

'Saturday Night Bongo Party' introduced white kids to rhythm and blues in Martin County

The radio show on an AM station in Stuart is credited with easing the path to school integration in the late 1960s.  

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Floridays
12:00 am
Sat April 3, 2010

Postwar baby boom stretched schools, created demand for more teachers

Some stores in Vero Beach gave discounts to teachers during that era.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Fri April 2, 2010

How grapefruit came to Florida: Historian says it started with Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo

Citrus consultant Paul Driscoll talks about one man's odyssey that led him to plant grapefruit in Florida.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Sun March 7, 2010

New Floridian has never forgotten his first taste of sulphur water

Tourists sample sulphur water. Notice woman holding her nose.
Credit Florida Memory Project

It was in the late 1940s when Roy Schick, newly arrived in Vero Beach,  tried to drink iced tea made with the odorous well water.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Wed March 3, 2010

Historic home has 'floated, but never flooded,' owner says

Russell House on the river in St. Lucie Village
Credit Janie Gould

The Russell House, built in 1875 or earlier, is the oldest still standing in St. Lucie County. It's been undergoing a restoration.

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