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Floridays
12:00 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Boy sold baby alligators to tourists for $5 each

Recently hatched gator

He caught them in canals near his Lake Worth home and sold them live to visitors from the north.  

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Floridays
10:39 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Life imitated art when author retreated to cattle country after 2004 hurricanes

Nancy Dale, who writes about Florida's cowboy culture,  took refuge in her travel trailer in rural Glades County after the storms destroyed her condominium on the east coast.

Floridays
1:11 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Ex-fish farmer lives in Indian River County's 'oldest mobile home'

Elwood Holzworth has rain barrels in his back yard.
Janie Gould

Elwood Holzworth's home actually is a two-story house built of sturdy Florida pine. It's been moved twice since it was constructed in downtown Vero Beach in 1910. With air-conditioning, Holzworth pays about $30 a month for electricity, even in the summer.

Floridays
3:19 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Gilded Age inventor, aviator helped develop Sewall's Point

Willoughby used his seaplane to travel between Sewall's Point and Palm Beach.
Elliott Museum Collection

Hugh Willoughby also is credited with building the world's first seaplane, which he named the Pelican. Stuart  researcher and writer Alice Luckhardt discusses the life of this remarkable man, who also made a  historic trek across the Everglades in 1892.

Floridays
3:09 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

'Anglers Paradise' gave way to military presence on Fort Pierce's South Beach during WW II

The fish house and restaurant closed  when the Navy and Army started training for invasions on local beaches. Its owner re-located to the west side of the Indian River, where she ran the Causeway Grill until the war was over.

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