North Brevard History - Titusville, Florida


J. J. Parrish, Sr. at Ceremony for the Creation of Indian River County

Speakers at Indian River County Celebration Here Monday J.J. Parrish Sr. with William Jennings Bryan at Indian River County founding.
A.W. YOUNG, J.B. McDONALD, SEN. A.M. TAYLOR, MRS. A.W. YOUNG, W.J. BRYAN, J.J. PARRISH, G.T. TIPPIN, ?

Text from newspaper - J.J. Parrish Sr. speaks.
These are excerpts from The Vero Beach Press, July 2, 1925.

Title: NEW COUNTY GETS AUSPICIOUS START WITH CELEBRATION.

Big Crowd Gathers Here for Inauguration Festivities.

HON WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN AMONG SPEAKERS AND INTERESTING PROGRAM IS CARRIED OUT

The occasion was the celebration when Indian River County "was ushered into existence."

It illustrates one of J.J. Parrish, Sr.'s passions: "Every senatorial district should have a branch of the state experment station to give direct aid to the men who are cultivating our lands."

J.J. Parrish Sr. with William Jennings Bryan at Indian River County founding.
Newspaper scan.


Photograph & newspaper article compliments of:
Young Collection, Archive Center & Genealogy Department, Indian River County Main Library, Vero Beach, Florida.

Webmaster's Note: William Jennings Bryan was twice the Democratic candidate for President,
an orator known for his "Cross of Gold" speech, and was referred to as "The Great Commoner."
That same month (July, 1925) he won the Scopes trial and died in his sleep.

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