Palm Beach

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Palm Beach is known internationally as a winter resort where the wealthy enjoy life in a tropical paradise. More than 100 years ago, Palm Beach was far different from its well-kept beaches, estates, and fabulous Worth Avenue shopping mecca of the 21st century. When the first permanent settlers arrived, they found the area covered by thick jungle that had to be tamed before they could carve out a new life for themselves. The settlers ended up with a paradise, and when Henry Flagler decided to build a grand hotel in Palm Beach, he planted the first seed for the creation of a modern winter retreat for the rich.
ISBN: 9780738567495
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 204
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Richard A. Marconi and Debi Murray both have strong ties to Palm Beach County. Marconi has been with the Historical Society of Palm Beach County since 1999, first as an intern and volunteer, and now as the curator of education. Murray is a native of the county. She joined the historical society in 1999 as a research assistant and is now the director of research and archives. The authors have scoured the historical society's nearly two million photographic images to bring the early history of Palm Beach to life.
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