Floridays

Floridays
9:34 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Woman Says Farm Life Helped Prepare Her for Nursing Career

Melba Campbell says slaughtering pigs taught her not to be afraid of the sight of  blood or "messy things."     

Floridays
12:00 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Surfer Remembers 'Boiler' Beyond the Surf

The boiler of a ship that sank more than a century ago was visible to Vero beach-goers for years. Bibble Irvin says surfers used to swim out to the boiler and stay all day. 

Floridays
9:49 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Surviving Officer Recalls Drug Raid That Left 2 Officers Dead

Janie Gould (2012-01-11) 

FORT PIERCE (wqcs) - The Fort Pierce police station is being re-named Thursday in honor of Officers Grover Cooper and Jimmy Wouters, killed in the line of duty 25 years ago. Officer Robert Spring, wounded in the cocaine raid, talks about what happened Jan. 12, 1987, and later. © Copyright 2012, wqcs  

Floridays
12:00 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Black-caped settler tried to dig an inlet at Sebastian

Beach scene at Sebastian Inlet State Park

David Gibson also grew pineapples in what's now northern Indian River County in the 19th century. Folks took note of his odd apparel, says Pam Cooper, Florida history and genealogy librarian at the Indian River County main library.

Floridays
12:00 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Before 'pill mills,' moonshine was king in Florida

Veteran law enforcement officer Jim Mills of Martin County, now retired, remembers trucks loaded with  moonshine made in North Florida that tried to pass through Stuart en route to Miami.

Floridays
12:00 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Sandhill cranes once were prized for their meat, longtime St. Lucie County resident says

Adult sandhill crane and chick

Some people hunted the big birds during the

Depression.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Early Stuart dentist didn't stay long the first time

In the early 1920, Dr. Harry Hipson moved back to Jacksonville when he learned that Stuart had electricity only on Wednesday afternoons. He returned to Stuart about a year later, as soon as he was able to plug in his drill. His son, Dr. Dale Hipson, also a dentist, tells the story.

Floridays
12:00 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Murder trial thrust Fort Pierce into national spotlight

Reporters from all over the country descended on the St. Lucie County courthouse in 1961, when a judge from Palm Beach County stood trial for masterminding the murder of another judge. Stuart lawyer Rick Crary wrote about the case recently for Indian River magazine.   

Floridays
12:00 am
Mon February 6, 2012

'Hobe Mountain' rises in Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Author James D. Snyder surveys the scene from atop Hobe Mountain
Credit Janie Gould

Snyder describes the hill as a parabolic dune that was part of the area's ancient coastline.   

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Floridays
12:00 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Eastern Airlines planes were familiar sight in Treasure Coast skies

Stan Harbourt, who worked as a station agent for Eastern at the Vero Beach airport, calls the midday flight from Miami the "noon balloon." Besides passengers, it carried copies of the morning Miami Herald for local delivery.

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