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Community members honor legacy of ‘first lady of Navarre’

| Hansen Hasenberg
It was a packed house at the Navarre Area Board of Realtors (NABOR) office Thursday, June 8, as community members and county officials, past and present, gathered to honor the life and legacy of Ira Mae (Wells-Hewatt) Bruce. Commonly referred to as “the first lady of Navarre,” Ira Mae played a prominent role in the progress and development of Navarre’s early years, its business community and the quality of life of the residents.
Part of Highway 87, extending from East Bay Blvd. to Highway 98, is now known as Ira Mae Wells-Bruce Memorial Highway.


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