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Historic slideshow to be shown at City’s 90th Anniversary

VERO BEACH — At the City’s 90th Anniversary Celebration, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 , be sure to check out a slideshow by the Vero Beach Power Squadron inside the Heritage Center.  The slideshow, produced by Daniel Thomas, Ed.D., Education Officer for Vero Beach Power Squadron and Fleet Captain of the Vero Beach Yacht Club, reveals scenes from 1919, before the city became Vero Beach, its rapid growth in the 1930s and the 1950s when Vero Beach became known for “Sun, Sand and Lots of Fun,” through to the present time.

The thirty minute slideshow will display pictures showing how hard work and the efforts of many people brought growth to our little section of Florida.  It continues, all the while playing music from each time period, as Vero grew and we saw the Driftwood, McKee Jungle Garden, an early Community Center, the Vero Train Depot and very early schools and churches.

Vero was very much a part of the efforts during World War I and II, as shown through pictures of the “Home Guard.” Discover how the airport was taken over by the federal government and became a U.S. naval air training station and how local establishments were appropriated to house, feed, and entertain the troops.  It was during this period of time that the “Miracle Mile” was developed and the Dodgers came to town.  Wonderful beaches and tourist attractions began to put Vero Beach on the map after World War II.

Information:  Call Tammy Vock at (772) 978-4900.

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