Floridays

Floridays
12:00 am
Thu August 9, 2007

Crayola Crayon inventor became philanthropist in Fort Pierce

Edwin Binney's great-granddaughter, Sally Chapman, tells the story.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Sat August 4, 2007

'Barbecue Charlie' case scared generations of youngsters in Indian River County

Charlie was a fisherman accused of  a killing in which the body was burned in an oil drum. 

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Floridays
12:00 am
Mon June 4, 2007

Fort Pierce's Coca-Cola plant produced the famous soft drink in iconic green bottles

That was decades before 2-liter plastic containers hit the market. Business at the local plant started booming during World War II, when thousands of military personnel were stationed nearby.

Floridays
12:00 am
Thu April 12, 2007

No one's sure how Vero got its name

But it might have been derived from the pen name of a letter writer to an early newspaper. The  person signed letters as Veritas, which is the Latin word for truth. Pam Cooper of the Indian River County Library is investigating that and other possibilities, some of which she has debunked.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Sun April 8, 2007

Remembering Backus Boats in Fort Pierce

Tommy Taylor says the company made landing craft during World War II. Some of the boats were shipped to Washington and then sent back to Fort Pierce where they were used in military training on the beaches.

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