Growing Up in Northern Palm Beach County: Boomer Memories from Dairy Belle to Double Roads

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A childhood in Florida's charming Northern Palm Beach County creates genuine nostalgia for sun, sand and running barefoot under palm trees. Those memories include hurricanes and Hetzel Brothers Christmases, Sir Harry Oakes's haunted mansion and James Munroe Munyon's Fountain of Youth. The once quaint little coastal towns from Riviera Beach to Jupiter are now much larger, but the memories of s'mores and summer camps remain. Author Ruth Hartman Berge weaves memories of a boomer childhood in Northern Palm Beach County with the history of the people and the places so many loved in this glimpse into a Florida that no longer exists.
ISBN: 9781626195912
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Images: 54
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A history geek since childhood, Ruth is a member of Mensa, a former member of the board of directors of the Writers Network of South Florida and also was a columnist for Seabreeze Publications, Inc., where her column "The Florida You Don't Know" enjoyed a wide and loyal readership. Aside from forays to Tallahassee, where she graduated from Florida State University, Ruth's home base has remained in the county she finds so fascinating. A voracious reader, she enjoys writing in several different genres, but finds herself drawn time and time again to stories that evoke the forgotten paradise of the Florida that existed in the past. Prudy Taylor Board is a native Floridian and an award-winning author/editor with more than a thousand articles published in newspapers and magazines. She is the author of sixteen books and has been a reporter/feature writer and has edited newspapers, magazines and newsletters.