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Weekly Reads: Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge

On Hutchinson Island, the house of refuge is a must-visit location for anyone interested in local history in Martin County. Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge: Home of History by Sandra Henderson Thurlow and Deanna Wintercorn Thurlow is a wonderful book, easy to read and filled with fascinating facts and photographs. Learn about the history of… Continue reading Weekly Reads: Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge

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Weekly Reads: Henry Flagler: The Astonishing Life and Times of the Visionary Robber Baron Who Founded Florida

Henry Flagler: The Astonishing Life and Times of the Visionary Robber Baron Who Founded Florida, by David Leon Chandler, is a very entertaining read. Information about the book:¬†Despite his staggering accomplishments, Henry Flagler has been overlooked by history. The credit for rediscovering him goes largely to Edward T. Chase and G.F. Robert Hanke, Flagler’s great… Continue reading Weekly Reads: Henry Flagler: The Astonishing Life and Times of the Visionary Robber Baron Who Founded Florida

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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!

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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