Floridays

Floridays
12:00 am
Sat February 7, 2009

Former governor from Fort Pierce called 'forgotten reformer'

Unidentified man campaigns for McCarty.
Credit Florida Memory Project

Dan McCarty died less than a year after taking office in the early 1950s. Historian Robert Taylor has written about McCarty and discusses his life here. 

Floridays
12:00 am
Mon February 2, 2009

Jensen resident flew planes for U.S. during World War II when male pilots were overseas

Jackie Carmine
Credit Janie Gould

Jackie Carmine was a member of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Wed December 17, 2008

Ten thousand German POWs were held in Sunshine State during World War II

Camp Blanding in North Florida
Credit Florida Photo Archives

Rupert Metzroth, now of Martin County, was confined at Camp Blanding near Starke.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Seminole's Brighton reservation is still a working cattle ranch for the tribe

Seminole cowboys working at Brighton
Credit Florida State Archives

Decades before the casino, cattle herds from the Apaches in the Southwest were shipped to Brighton.  

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Floridays
12:00 am
Thu September 11, 2008

Remembering Legislature's Porkchop Gang

Bill Scott of Stuart was a porkchopper, the name given to legislators from rural areas, in the early 1960s.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Tue September 9, 2008

Black resident remembers bell that rang in Vero at dusk, warning blacks to go home

Joe Idlette says blacks had to drink from an spigot outside the courthouse rather than indoor water fountains, and weren't allowed to try on  clothes before buying them at Vero stores.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Mon July 7, 2008

Veteran broadcaster remembers Treasure Coast television when it was in its infancy

After 40 years in radio and TV,  Jim Mitts reminisced about the era when color television was new.   

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Floridays
12:00 am
Mon July 7, 2008

Airport manager pokes fun at his unmistakeable accent

Curtis King is retired after a long career as manager of the St. Lucie County International Airport.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Thu June 5, 2008

Remembering Louis Armstrong and a Ford jingle; he wouldn't quit until it was exactly right

Louis Armstrong

Vero Beach retiree Don Ripke  says the recording session  was among the most memorable experiences of his life.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Wed October 10, 2007

First female real estate broker in Miami took no nonsense from male competitors

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Now, Brunelle Giteles is in her 90s and lives in Sebastian.  

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She still sells property from time to time.

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