Floridays

FLoridays is no longer produced by WQCS FM.  Archived shows are listed below.

A tale of two storms

Oct 3, 2012

One was expected to be dangerous, and did little damage locally; the other was unexpected, and did a great deal of damage. Warren Winchester, a former mayor of Vero Beach, remembers both.

Janie Gould

The Captain Henry Sewall Home originally sat at water's edge, at the tip of Sewall's Point. Now at Martin County's Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach, it's being restored, with much of the original cypress and sturdy Dade County pine.  

But when Mary Owen moved to Vero Beach in the mid-1940s, she found locally grown onions that were almost as good as Vidalias.

Where the wild things were: Pocahontas Park zoo

Sep 7, 2012
Indian River County Historical Society, Archive Center, Main Library

The early attraction had alligators, monkeys and a large bear named Alice. Janice Johnson's father, Ivy Cato, took care of the park and the zoo animals.  

Remembering liver sausage and a mule-driven wagon

Sep 7, 2012

Leona Law Carlsward, who came to Vero Beach in a covered wagon in 1921, also hasn't forgotten her parents' advice about thrift.

He caught them in canals near his Lake Worth home and sold them live to visitors from the north.  

Nancy Dale, who writes about Florida's cowboy culture,  took refuge in her travel trailer in rural Glades County after the storms destroyed her condominium on the east coast.

Janie Gould

Elwood Holzworth's home actually is a two-story house built of sturdy Florida pine. It's been moved twice since it was constructed in downtown Vero Beach in 1910. With air-conditioning, Holzworth pays about $30 a month for electricity, even in the summer.

Elliott Museum Collection

Hugh Willoughby also is credited with building the world's first seaplane, which he named the Pelican. Stuart  researcher and writer Alice Luckhardt discusses the life of this remarkable man, who also made a  historic trek across the Everglades in 1892.

The fish house and restaurant closed  when the Navy and Army started training for invasions on local beaches. Its owner re-located to the west side of the Indian River, where she ran the Causeway Grill until the war was over.

Florida Archives

Edward Blanton, age 90, remembers the roundhouse where Florida East Coast Railway locomotives were re-positioned. He also has vivid memories of the town's horse and buggy era.

Florida Photo Archives

Retired St. Lucie County Sheriff Bobby Knowles tells the story.  

Tom Baumker, a professional photographer and former superintendent at Harbor Branch, says he used to eat 12 sandwiches at noontime to fortify himself when he was picking and loading citrus.

Stuart Heritage Museum

Leona Luckhardt, 93, has lived in the same Stuart neighborhood since 1929. She likes to stop in at the Stuart Heritage Museum, and remembers when her father bought chicken feed there.

 

Local couple trapped otters to raise household cash

Jun 20, 2012

Indian River County native Edna MacPherson and her late husband shipped otter skins to Northern markets, where they were made into coats and hats. They made enough money that way to buy a couple of appliances for their home and pay for a power hook-up from Vero Beach.

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