Category: brevard history

BREVARD HISTORY: JT&KW Railroad, Indian River Steamboat Wharf Expanded Export of Indian River Citrus

When the Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West Railroad line arrived at Titusville at the end of 1885, it opened a new era of transportation by linking with the Indian River steamboats in what was called the “Tropical Trunk Line.” […]

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BREVARD HISTORY: First Cruise Terminals Dedicated 38 Years Ago At Port Canaveral

On May 23, 1983, Cruise Terminals 2 and 3 were dedicated by then U.S. Congressman Bill Nelson. Prior to becoming cruise terminals, the 8,700-square-foot geodesic domes served as exhibit pavilions during NASA‘s 25th Anniversary celebration. […]

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Merritt Island Dragon ‘Annie’ Served as Lagoon Landmark for Both Locals and Boaters

Who remembers “Annie,” the dragon-shaped green concrete structure that stood at the southern tip of Merritt Island, known as Dragon Point, where the Indian River Lagoon splits to form the Banana River Lagoon? […]

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BREVARD HISTORY: Video Takes Look Back at Now Abandoned Eau Gallie Speedway

A look back at the now abandoned Eau Gallie Speedway, which sat on 20 acres along the west side of Wickham Road. It opened in 1957 as “The Spinning Wheel Speedway,” and was also later known as Brevard Speedway, Eau Gallie Speedway and Melbourne Speedway. […]

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BREVARD HISTORY: Last Naval Battle of American Revolution Fought Near Cape Canaveral March 10, 1783

On March 10, 1783, the last naval battle of the American Revolution was fought off Cape Canaveral, as Captains John Barry and John Green tried to deliver a shipload of Spanish silver to the Continental Congress. […]

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BREVARD HISTORY: Ahead of John Glenn’s Spaceflight in 1962, the BBC Highlights Cocoa Beach

On Feb. 20, 1962, John Glenn launched from Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 14 to become the first American to orbit the Earth. Ahead of Glenn’s spaceflight, Panorama was in Cocoa Beach, to gauge the mood of the people and the man himself. […]

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BREVARD HISTORY: ‘Indialantic-by-the-Sea’ Started In 1915 By Ernest Kouwen-Hoven

Indialantic started in 1915 when Ernest Kouwen-Hoven moved to Melbourne and purchased a strip of beach side land lying between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. […]

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