Floridays

Floridays
12:00 am
Fri November 11, 2011

Woman recalls family's turkey farm, but without much fondness

Even though the work preparing turkeys for customers was messy and arduous, Ruth McCloud still enjoys turkey at holiday dinners

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Floridays
12:00 am
Mon October 10, 2011

Historians write book about Civil War naval blockade

Drawing of a Confederate blockade runner

Authors Nick Wynne and Joe Crankshaw say the results of the blockade against shipping to the Confederacy were mixed, at best.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Oldest house of worship in Martin County is a 'church, not a museum'

All-Saints Episcopal Church in Jensen Beach
Credit Janie Gould

All-Saints Episcopal Church in Jensen Beach dates back to 1899. Long-time member Joyce Fletcher has written a history of it.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Seven Gables House once held family of 11

Elodie McCready, seen here, her parents and eight siblings grew up in this house that her father bought for $10 in 1930.
Credit Janie Gould

Elodie McCready remembers sharing a bathroom with six sisters, all of whom had to get ready for school at the same time.  

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Floridays
12:00 am
Wed September 7, 2011

Zora Neale Hurston's final decade chronicled

Zora Neale Hurston

Here, Hurston biographer Lynn Moylan talks about the writer's relationship with the Smathers family of Miami. George Smathers was a U.S. senator.  

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Floridays
12:00 am
Sun September 4, 2011

Vero retiree went to first Super Bowl

Green Bay won Super Bowl 1

He bought his ticket in the middle of the game, for "$10 or $15," and said the stadium had a lot of empty seats.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Fri August 5, 2011

John's Island once was mulled as site for a new state university

Alma Lee Loy at sign dedicating A1A to Robert Spillman
Credit Janie Gould

Alma Lee Loy tells the story.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Sat July 16, 2011

Jupiter native remembers town's pioneer days

Carlin White, a former mayor of Jupiter,  was 104 when he spoke to Janie Gould in 1911. 

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Floridays
12:00 am
Thu July 7, 2011

Once a boomtown, Fellsmere marks 100th anniversary

A Victorian globe-trotter from New Zealand named Nelson Fell bought marshland in 1911 that became the town of Fellsmere. Local history enthusiast Richard Votapka, who portrays Fell in re-enactments, discusses the life of this remarkable man. 

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Floridays
12:00 am
Thu July 7, 2011

In search of lobsters: some big ones bagged during Florida's mini-season

Florida lobster
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