The project, pushed by South Florida business interests, was halted by the Nixon Administration in 1969. Nathaniel Reed of Jupiter Island, environmental advisor to Gov. Claude Kirk at the time, explains.
Potsdam and the Frazier Addition were highlighted in 2010 tour sponsored by Stuart Heritage, Inc.
It was on the South Fork of the St. Lucie River. Only a few traces of the original buildings remain.
Polly Summerlin Moore says she and her brother often had to jump into chilly water in the Indian River in search of oysters
Despite the pressure, the priest went ahead with a funeral service for a black parishioner. Paul Driscoll, an altar boy at the time, remembers.
Mary Johnson's father, S. B. Taylor, bought the land for taxes during the Depression and built cottages.
Long-time Fort Pierce builder O.C. Peterson took them under his wing.
Val Martin owns Florida Classics Library in Hobe Sound.
Mary Lou Hanlon of Vero Beach worked as a model in the 1940s. That's when she was selected to help promote the peanut butter brand.
Dick Wells organized Indian River Community College's nationally acclaimed swim program in the 1970s. Earlier, he swam in horror flicks filmed at Wakulla Springs.