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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