Boca Raton has long served as a beautiful home to a host of interesting and talented people, from the Tekesta Indians and the buccaneers who sought refuge in the calm waters of its natural inland harbor, to today's proud residents. From a hardscrabble agricultural outpost along Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast line, the city is today one of America's great resort destinations and a prime address for a growing number of people from all over the world who want to live "the good life." Personalities including first settler Thomas Moore Rickards, society architect Addison Mizner, and inventor Domina Jalbert have all helped define Boca Raton, adding to the brick-and-mortar landmarks, attractions, and natural features that shape its landscape.
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Such notable residents and historic landmarks are featured in photographs culled from personal collections, the Boca Raton Historical Society, and other sources. Cynthia Thuma, a resident of Boca Raton and an active member of many local historical societies, has compiled a fascinating visual journey through the past in Images of America: Boca Raton.