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The Forget family pose in front of the family’s general store that stood for
decades on Kings Highway.
those early days “to get along.”
Like many early settlers, they turned to agriculture, planting
a citrus grove along Kings Highway and Okeechobee
Road in 1915, soon after they arrived. They ran the Stetson
House Hotel, near Avenue A in downtown Fort Pierce, where
they lived for nearly a decade. When the couple moved out
to live full-time at their grove on Kings Highway in the 1920s,
they opened a general store, the only one between Fort Pierce
“My grandmother, Anna, had a great personality and
business sense,” recalls Forget. “She looked after people. The
store sold everything — guns, clothes, food, wine and beer;
anything you needed, they had it.”
Forget’s father and mother moved from Montreal in 1920 to
be close to her parents and to continue in the family’s grove
business and take on the store, the C. Forget Grocery Store.
Forget says that he and his siblings, older brother, John, and
sisters Pierette, Janine and Theresa, spoke French as young
children, learning English “pretty fast” when they started
school at St. Anastasia’s. They rode the bus into town every
The Archambaults operated the Stetson House Hotel on Avenue A when
they first arrived in Fort Pierce. This historic photograph shows the building
in the background.
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