On February 25, I attended the Battle of Okeechobee at Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park. This was a major battle fought in the Second Seminole War. Click here to visit and support The Okeechobee Battlefield Friends, Inc. In Martin County, I have also been getting involved in the Martin County Memory Project, which seeks to… Continue reading The Battle of Okeechobee
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
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
History of Juno Beach by Daniel Kribbs Corbett is an easy to read book and very nicely put together. Juno Beach is one of my favorite towns, and this is a wonderful book, with a great chapter on the Celestial Railroad that ran between Juno and Jupiter. If you’re able to find it, it’s perfect… Continue reading Weekly Reads: History of Juno Beach
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
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!
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