Legendary Locals of West Palm Beach

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From West Palm Beach's beginnings as service town to Palm Beach, Standard Oil tycoon Henry Morrison Flagler's resort village, the city has evolved into a trendy art, cultural, and shopping mecca. Palm Beach County's largest city serves as county seat and center of business, government, and commerce. Taming America's last frontier saw the industriousness of pioneers and settlers such as Marion Gruber, the Potter brothers, George Lainhart, and Max Greenberg guide the "Cottage City" of yesteryear to today's gleaming metropolis. Meet many of West Palm Beach's pioneers, civic leaders, educators, business leaders, and entrepreneurs. Learn about the heroes, celebrities, philanthropists, and even the villains who have contributed to the mosaic of West Palm Beach.
ISBN: 9781467102254
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 199
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Janet M. DeVries and Ginger L. Pedersen, historians and authors, have authored seven books on Palm Beach County history. They conduct history-based tours throughout Palm Beach County, including the wildly popular moonlight tours of historic Woodlawn Cemetery in West Palm Beach. A portion of the authors' proceeds from this book will support the Historical Society of Palm Beach County and the Richard and Pat Johnson History Museum.
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