Jupiter Farms Residents Podcast

The Grande Dames of the Farms

May 01, 2019 Season 1 Episode 5
Jupiter Farms Residents Podcast
The Grande Dames of the Farms
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Jupiter Farms Residents Podcast
The Grande Dames of the Farms
May 01, 2019 Season 1 Episode 5
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Two Grande Dames of the Farms, Kathryn Fleming and Sandra Mellen-Wakefield join us
Show Notes

This month we have a very special episode for you.  Two Grande Dames of the Farms, Kathryn Fleming and Sandra Mellen-Wakefield.  They share memories from the 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s of the Farms; what it was like living here, and how they helped shape the place we know and love today.  From the Burt Reynolds Ranch, to the shopping center and I95 fights, secret buried treasure (still somewhere waiting to be fully excavated) to nudist firefighters – come join us for a revealing discussion of what it used to be like here. 

00:48 – What brought them to the Farms? 

04:38 – They compare the Jupiter Farms of today to that of yesteryear 

06:16 – How Burt Reynolds coming to the Farms changed everything (Kathryn’s husband managed the Ranch for several years)

08:08 – Okay… let’s talk about the Nudist Colony that was here since the 60’s where the campground is today. 

11:19 – How some of the roads were named were often literally family affairs (Do we settle the Alexander Run controversy?)

12:58 – What it was like to be in some of Burt’s movies that were filmed here 

13:53 – The Shopping Center was supposed to be 3 times the size it is today – didn’t happen because of people like Sandra

15:37 – Kathryn was part of the fight that prevented I95 from cutting the Farms in half

17:22 – Talk about wild animals – the Farms used to be a regular snake pit 

20:06 – The origins of the Jupiter Farmer (Hint: Sandra founded it) 

23:25 – They share their fondest memories (one including hidden buried Treasure!)

28:44 – Some of the development made life in the Farms better and more community-oriented 

30:31 – The Nudist Colony was a pillar of the community 

31:35 – The Farms was a very free and open place to grow up in

33:16 – What was it like when someone moved into town?  Good or bad thing? 

34:10 – THE COMMUNITY CALENDAR

-      SPECIAL SUNDAY, MAY 5TH EDITION OF TALKING TRASH 8AM

-      TUESDAY, MAY 14TH JFR MEETING AT 7PM

-      THURSDAY, MAY 16TH SIRWCD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING – 7PM 

Don’t forget, you can still nominate yourself to for one of the four open slots on the JFR Board of Directors!



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