Pioneering Palm Beach: The Deweys and the South Florida Frontier

Pioneering Palm Beach: The Deweys and the South Florida Frontier

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ISBN-13: 9781609496579
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Ginger L. Pedersen is a Palm Beach County native. She writes a local history blog and serves on the City of Boynton Beach Historic Preservation Board as Vice Chair, is the VP for membership for the Boynton Beach Historical Society, and is a member of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. Janet M. DeVries serves as the historian and archivist for both the Boynton Beach City Library and the Boynton Beach Historical Society. She is also the curator for the Children's Schoolhouse Museum in Boynton Beach, and the author of four books. Harvey E. Oyer III is the President of the Lake Worth Pioneers Association. He previously served as the Chairman for the Historical Society of Palm Beach County.

Table of Contents

Foreword Harvey E. Oyer III 9

Acknowledgements 13

Introduction 15

The Spilmans and the Taylors 19

"One Awful Night in My Tenth Year" 24

Westward to the Land of Lincoln 30

"Begin to Talk Florida" 35

The Dreamer of Dreams 42

"Night in a Long White-Draped Room" 50

The Lake Worth Country 53

The Hermitage 60

The Blessed Isle 69

The King Arrives in the Jungle 83

The Great Freeze and the Orphaned Town 94

A New Century and New Challenges 102

The Bird Whisperer and the Journey Home 110

Bibliography 119

Index 123

About the Authors 127

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Pioneering Palm Beach; The Deweys and the South Florida Frontier. The authors tell a compelling story about a, somewhat recent, pioneering adventure. Actual History, old photos, and compassion leads the reader on an adventure with found gold, new lands, and intregue. A great story filled with real history entertains even the most fastidious reader.