Celebrating the 75th anniversary of its incorporation in the year 2000, Deerfield Beach, once a small farming community and now a thriving city of 60,000, has grown and prospered over the years. From the pioneering settlers and the early pineapple and winter vegetables farms to the white-sand beaches and the growing business industry, the steadfast citizens of Deerfield Beach have built homes, run businesses, raised families, and always strived to preserve the community that has brought pride to many generations of residents. Facing such challenges along the way as destructive hurricanes and beach erosion, the failure of crops and nearby German submarines during World War II, Deerfield Beach has always triumphed with determination and heart. Much has changed over the yearsmodern hotels, bridges, and roads have appeared, new industries have joined the old, and more and more people have discovered the charm of the seaside city. In this new pictorial history, the evolving story of Deerfield Beach, the unique heritage of this special place, has been captured in both vintage photographs and the memories of the people who have lived it.
About the Author
Culling invaluable historic photographs from the archives of the local historical society as well as from the cherished albums of longtime residents, authors Dale Allen (executive director of the Deerfield Beach Historical Society) and Rick Capone have crafted a lasting tribute to the people, both past and present, who transformed this once scrub-covered landscape into the proud community that it is today. Deerfield Beach is a captivating look back at the decades of history in this fair city, and pays tribute, in both word and image, to the unyielding spirit of the men and women who have made Deerfield Beach their home.