Everglades Gangsters

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FOUND by Amber Dawn in North Carolina

Recently I acquired several slide trays which contained photos from the 1960s and early 1970s. This one is simply captioned “March 1970.” As far as I could tell, there were no more photos pertaining to the gun club, but there were a lot of vacation photos, so maybe these folks just stopped because they wanted to pose in front of this sign. I’ve done that before.

Up and Away

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FOUND by Gill Alexander at a Goodwill store in Delray Beach, Florida

I found this, a few other photographs and a Marine Corps training “diploma” under a bunch of books. This was in 2007 at the height of the violence in Iraq. I feared the worst and thought it horrible that this marine’s stuff would be abandoned here. My decision to bring it home was my way of remembering whoever this person was. I did not think about it much for about four years. In late 2011 I all of a sudden realized that by plugging in the name on the diploma in Facebook I might get some more information. Sure enough, I found him. By then he was a student at Rutgers. He was very excited to hear about my recovering these items. Apparently someone had stolen his bag from a truck in Vero Beach, Florida, and he assumed the photos were lost forever. We are still Facebook friends today.