The Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) is partnering with the University of North Carolina – Greensboro to bring you the Marco Memory Project.There are currently thousands of photographs in the MIHS collections with limited context, unidentified people, places, or events.Help the MIHS identify the people, places, dates, and happenings pictured and be recognized in the next issue of the Coastal Breeze News.This week, we are recognizing those who have helped the MIHS identify people, places, dates, and happenings in photos from our previous columns.
To see more photos, this project can be viewed on the Marco Island Historical Society’s Facebook page.Thank you for your interest in saving Marco Island History!
Photos courtesy of the Marco Island Historical Society
NASA astronaut, Jim Lovell, and his wife (third and fourth from left), with retired professional football player and Deltona Sales Manager, Dave Kocourek and his wife Mary Lee (fifth and sixth from left), and another Deltona salesperson and his family in front of plane at Marco Island airstrip (July 8, 1970). Identifications by Mary Lee Kocourek.
Joel Gewirtz (standing in Santa hat) and his wife, Judy Gerwitz (sitting next to him in hat), at the 1990 Christmas Island Style Parade. Identifications by Chris (last name unknown).
Sailing Association of Marco Island members on SS Veracruz, ca. 1985 (from left): Dr. Stan Spiro, Thelma Spiro, Ivy Douglas, Joe Douglas, Sharon Croasdale, Rick Croasdale, Russell Rainey, and Patricia Rainey. Identifications by Carol Matthews-Gore and Russell Rainey.