Some stores in Vero Beach gave discounts to teachers during that era.
Citrus consultant Paul Driscoll talks about one man's odyssey that led him to plant grapefruit in Florida.
It was in the late 1940s when Roy Schick, newly arrived in Vero Beach, tried to drink iced tea made with the odorous well water.
The project, pushed by South Florida business interests, was halted by the Nixon Administration in 1969. Nathaniel Reed of Jupiter Island, environmental advisor to Gov. Claude Kirk at the time, explains.
The Russell House, built in 1875 or earlier, is the oldest still standing in St. Lucie County. It's been undergoing a restoration.
Potsdam and the Frazier Addition were highlighted in 2010 tour sponsored by Stuart Heritage, Inc.
It was on the South Fork of the St. Lucie River. Only a few traces of the original buildings remain.
Polly Summerlin Moore says she and her brother often had to jump into chilly water in the Indian River in search of oysters
Mary Johnson's father, S. B. Taylor, bought the land for taxes during the Depression and built cottages.
Despite the pressure, the priest went ahead with a funeral service for a black parishioner. Paul Driscoll, an altar boy at the time, remembers.