Floridays

Floridays
12:00 am
Thu July 9, 2009

Children shared textbooks at all-black Gifford school in Indian River County

Eddie Hudson also remembers hunting birds to add to his family's rice pot for dinner. He says times were hard but life was good when he was growing up in the 1940s and 50s.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Wed July 8, 2009

Carved bone found by amateur collector turns out to be of Ice Age vintage

James Kennedy with some of his finds
Credit Janie Gould

The find stirred renewed interest in the Vero Man archeological site.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Tue July 7, 2009

Mid-1960s were heyday of treasure salvage from wrecked Spanish galleons

Spanish treasure ship

Tommy Gore says it wasn't unusual for divers to bring up hundreds of pounds of silver a day during that era.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Tue July 7, 2009

Mother and daughter share thoughts on growing up in Gifford community

Fran Ross, top, with her mother, Johnnie Ross
Credit Janie Gould
Floridays
12:00 am
Mon June 8, 2009

Sexton's Mountain once rose in Vero Beach

Sexton's Mountain was near Highway A1A and Bethel Creek
Credit Sexton family collection, Archive Center, Indian River County main library

Waldo Sexton adorned the dig pile of fill dirt with tiles, statuary and a pair of thrones. Sean Sexton talks about the mountain and its ultimate fate. 

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