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Floridays
11:31 am
Wed June 20, 2012

S&H Green Stamps: 20th century American icon

A Fort Pierce bride to be received a shoebox full of green stamps as a wedding present in 1972. 

Floridays
5:17 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Political wager in '48 race led to wheelbarrow parade in Vero

Dan McCarty

Local interest in the 1948 gubernatorial race was intense, because both major candidates had strong local ties. Two Vero Beach men who supported opposing candidates bet a wheelbarrow ride and ice-cream cone on the outcome. 

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Floridays
4:11 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Backyard mangos became boy's cash crop

Jim Wilson often had several dollars to spend in downtown Vero Beach after selling the tasty tropical fruit and dividing the proceeds with his mother.  The family's mango tree died after the area received a dusting of snow in 1977. 

Floridays
2:00 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Jupiter native remembers town's 'Garden of the Gods'

Wilson Horne says there were only a few structures of any significance in Jupiter when he was growing up. Of course, the Jupiter Lighthouse was one of them.
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It was one man's yard, filled with tropical plants and trees. Wilson Horne grew up  in Jupiter when the closest air-conditioning  was 16 miles south, in West Palm Beach.

Floridays
12:18 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Group seeks to restore historic Lincoln Theatre

Reg Floyd and Margaret Benton show artist's rendering of the restored theatre. Original theatre is behind them.
Janie Gould

The movie house on Avenue D in Fort Pierce was a focal point for the African-American community during the era of segregation. Now the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee is seeking funds to reopen it. 

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