Weekly Reads

Weekly Reads: Swamp Sailors in the Second Seminole War

Swamp Sailors in the Second Seminole War (Florida Sand Dollar Books) by George E. Buker is a bit of a heavy read, but well worth it. Students and researchers interested in the Seminole Wars need to read this to attain a deeper understanding of the part the Navy played in the Second Seminole War. Information… Continue reading Weekly Reads: Swamp Sailors in the Second Seminole War

North Palm Beach Public Library

Friends of the North Palm Beach Library: We thank you!

By Ruby Lynn Holden, North Palm Beach Village Historian On April 17, 2013, Rosa Sophia wrote an article for Looking Back highlighting the hard work of a group of young women, members of the then Library Society, in creating the North Palm Beach Library in 1964. The  energetic and dedicated women who are members of… Continue reading Friends of the North Palm Beach Library: We thank you!

Weekly Reads

Weekly Reads: Growing Up in Northern Palm Beach County

Get a sense of what it was like in the 1960s and 70s in South Florida by reading Growing Up in Northern Palm Beach County: Boomer Memories from Dairy Belle to Double Roads by Ruth Hartman Berge. A childhood in Florida’s charming Northern Palm Beach County creates genuine nostalgia for sun, sand and running barefoot… Continue reading Weekly Reads: Growing Up in Northern Palm Beach County

Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists

The Second Seminole War

Today, January 28, 2017 marks the day of the very first full-scale re-enactment of the Battle of the Loxahatchee. In Jupiter on the battlefield today, re-enactors showed visitors what the battle might’ve been like when it took place on January 24, 1838. General Jesup marched his troops of militia men and volunteers to Jupiter. It… Continue reading The Second Seminole War

Weekly Reads

Weekly Reads: Tucked Between the Pages of Time

This week, Looking Back recommends Tucked Between the Pages of Time: A History of Lake Park and Environs by Dorothy Borden Gooding. This book is available at North Palm Beach Public Library and gives readers a look into the past of Lake Park (once called Kelsey City). It’s a fantastic read if you can get hold… Continue reading Weekly Reads: Tucked Between the Pages of Time

Faces and Names In Martin County

In memory of my friend Wilford Ghioto

March 3, 1939 – January 1, 2017 Since becoming a member of the Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists several years ago, and subsequently serving as a Board member for the organization, I have been honored to call Will Ghioto my friend and mentor. I looked up to him, admired him, and learned a lot from him. I will… Continue reading In memory of my friend Wilford Ghioto