Saturday, March 26, 2011
Fort Lauderdale turns 100
Yesterday, USA Today featured a story about Fort Lauderdale turning 100 this year. We will be traveling there in April for a history conference.
For many years, the city's main newspaper was the Fort Lauderdale News. In the 1960s, its women's page editor was the wonderful Edee Greene. She won numerous Penney-Missouri Awards for her progressive section and was a founding member of the city's domestic violence shelter.
She was also quite funny. She wrote a humor column and her letters are witty. (Her letters can be found in the Penney-Missouri papers at the University of Missouri.)