75 years later: How World War II changed Florida forever

 

 

From The Palm Beach Post: If you were living on Jupiter Island 75 years ago, on Feb. 21, 1942, you might have been partying at the local drinking hole, relaxing in your living room, or asleep in bed. All of a sudden, you would have felt the ground beneath you vibrate…

Stuart insurance agent Ralph Hartman recalled that night. It was his 18th birthday and he and friends went to Jensen Beach. As Hartman dropped a nickel in a jukebox, there was a dull boom. The building shook and windows rattled. Ralph and his pals dashed outside. Far out at sea, they saw a dull white glow.

For the complete story: http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/years-later-how-world-war-changed-florida-forever/1NSp5jL6pRb01HgbyHMz4H/

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