Coca Cola Bottling in Fort Pierce

Episode Number: 
013
Mark-In Point: 
12:23
Length: 
07:32

Carrie Sue Ray remembers when her father worked at an a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Fort Pierce during the 1930s and 1940s.

Subject 1: 
Florida Industry

Sandra Thurlow—Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge

Episode Number: 
013
Mark-In Point: 
01:11
Length: 
10:56

Author Sandra Thurlow discusses her book, Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge: Home of History. The United States government buiit ten houses of refuge to provide food and shelter for shipwreck survivors, but only the Gilbert Bar House of Refuge still stands in Martin County.

Subject 1: 
Shipwrecks

Florida Folk Artist Mario Sanchez

Episode Number: 
014
Mark-In Point: 
21:53
Length: 
05:37

Mario Sanchez was born in Key West on October 7, 1908.  He was the grandson of a cigar-maker, and his father was a lecturer who read to the cigar workers throughout the day. He is a painter and a sculptor, but is best known for his paintings of street scenes in Key West. 

Subject 1: 
Florida Artists
Subject 2: 
Folklife

Claude Pepper and George Smathers

Episode Number: 
014
Mark-In Point: 
15:01
Length: 
06:47

Attorney Brad Culverhouse recalls the legendary race between Claude Pepper and George Smathers in 1950. 

Subject 1: 
Politics

Dan Warren—"If It Takes All Summer"

Episode Number: 
014
Mark-In Point: 
01:19
Length: 
13:13

Dan Warren was the state attorney general when Martin Luther King Jr. took his Civil Rights movement to St. Augustine at the urging of President Lyndon Johnson.

Subject 1: 
Civil Rights
Subject 2: 
African American

The Miami Circle Archaeological Dig

Episode Number: 
015
Mark-In Point: 
22:42
Length: 
05:47

Bill Dudley interviews archaeologist Bob Carr and Andy Bryant, president of the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, about the Miami Circle archaeological site, which was discovered in 1998 when an apartment building was torn down.

Subject 1: 
Archaeology
Subject 2: 
Native American

Sugar Cane Industry in Indian River County

Episode Number: 
015
Mark-In Point: 
18:02
Length: 
04:37

Joel Tyson, former mayor of Fellsmere, recalls how Frank Heiser started his sugar business, Florida Crystals.

Subject 1: 
Florida Industry
Subject 2: 
Agriculture

Randy Noles and "The Orange Blossom Special"

Episode Number: 
015
Mark-In Point: 
01:12
Length: 
16:42

Author Randy Noles, author of Orange Blossom Boys: The Untold Story of Evin T. Rouse, Chubby Wise, and the World's Most Famous Fiddling Tune, talks about the song, "The Orange Blossom Special," which was written about the passenger train of the same name that ran from Penn Station in New York City to Miami from 1925 to 1953.

Subject 1: 
Music
Subject 2: 
Railroads

North Florida Blues

Episode Number: 
016
Mark-In Point: 
22:36
Length: 
05:23

Florida State University professor Charles Atkins discusses the orgins and significance of blues music.

Subject 1: 
Music
Subject 2: 
Florida Artists

The McLarty Treasure Museum

Episode Number: 
016
Mark-In Point: 
17:19
Length: 
05:16

Park Ranger Ed Perry and volunteer Barbara Evers talk about the McLarty Treasure Museum, which houses treasure and artifacts recovered from the sunken Spanish Plate Fleet.

Subject 1: 
Shipwrecks
Subject 2: 
Colonial History

The Legacy of Harry T. Moore

Episode Number: 
016
Mark-In Point: 
01:23
Length: 
15:37

Juanita Evangeline Moore discusses her father, Harry Moore, who was an early civil rights martyr. His house in Mims, Florida was bombed on Christmas night in 1951.

Subject 1: 
Civil Rights
Subject 2: 
African American

Manipulating the Kissimmee River

Episode Number: 
017
Mark-In Point: 
17:42
Length: 
9:44

Chris Tindall, a biologist with the University of South Florida, and environmental scientist Lou Toth, explore the changing public attitudes toward the environment in relation to the Kissimmee River restoration.

Subject 1: 
Environment
Subject 2: 
Development

Red Snapper Fishing

Episode Number: 
017
Mark-In Point: 
12:34
Length: 
05:00

Charles Gibson remembers snapper fishing off the east coast of Florida in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Subject 1: 
Fishing
Subject 2: 
Folklife

Castillo De San Marcos and Spanish Colonial Homes

Episode Number: 
017
Mark-In Point: 
01:18
Length: 
11:00

Doyle Sapp, chief of interpretation, discusses the history of Castillo de San Marcos. Dr. Susan Parker, president of the St. Augustine Historical Society, talks about preserving historic buildings.

Subject 1: 
Historic Preservation
Subject 2: 
St. Augustine

Florida Historians on Elvis

Episode Number: 
018
Mark-In Point: 
21:51
Length: 
06:02

Florida historians Dr. Jack Crocker  and Dr. Ray Arsenault talk about how Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard helped break down cultural barriers in the segregated south of the 1950s.

Subject 1: 
Music

Thomas Edison and Henry Ford Estates

Episode Number: 
018
Mark-In Point: 
16:23
Length: 
05:21

Journalist Janie Gould explores Thomas Edison and Henry Ford's estates in Fort Myers and their attempts to grow rubber domestically.

Subject 1: 
Development
Subject 2: 
Florida Industry

Florida History Fair

Episode Number: 
018
Mark-In Point: 
01:19
Length: 
14:45

The Museum of Florida History's KC Smith, the Florida History Fair (FHF) Coordinator, and several teachers and students discuss FHF and its importance.

Subject 1: 
Education

History of Baseball Spring Training

Episode Number: 
019
Mark-In Point: 
21:55
Length: 
08:05

University of Florida historian Dr. Jack Davis and author Dr. Kevin MaCarthy, who has written several books about baseball in Florida, discuss the history of baseball spring training in the state and its impact on tourism and the economy.

Subject 1: 
Sports
Subject 2: 
Baseball

Florida Oysters

Episode Number: 
019
Mark-In Point: 
17:40
Length: 
04:15

This program features an interview with Polly Sutherland Moore about oyster fishing with her father in St. Lucie.

Subject 1: 
Fishing
Subject 2: 
Folklife

A Trip to Florida for Health and Sport

Episode Number: 
019
Mark-In Point: 
01:20
Length: 
16:00

Cyrus Parkhurst Condit wrote the novel, A Trip to Florida for Health and Sport, in 1855, which gives an accurate depiction of everyday life in Florida prior to the Civil War. It was first published in 2009 and edited by Rollins College professors Dr. Maurice O'Sullivan and Dr. Wexian Zhang.

Subject 1: 
Florida Authors