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1860 - 1879


The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse in 1879

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse in 1879

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse placed into operation, first keepers settle around lighthouse. 


Population of Florida 140,424 (white 77,747; nonwhite 62,677); 2 at Jupiter.


Augustus Oswald Lang

Augustus Oswald Lang

Part of the lighting mechanism of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is taken by Confederate sympathizers including Augustus O. Lang and James Paine.  The darkening of the lighthouse assisted Confederate blockade runners.


Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse re-lit after Civil War


Population of Florida 187,748 (white 96,057; non-white 91,691); Dade County 85


First homestead claim on Lake Worth area filed by Hiram F. Hammon, second claim by Hannibal Pierce; population of lake area is less than 12. 


Tustenegee Post Office established on what would become Palm Beach 


Spanish brig Providencia

A drawing of the Spanish brig Providencia
that wrecked on the shores of Palm Beach
in 1878 by George Potter.

Wreck of the Spanish brig Providencia in what is now Palm Beach.  The cargo of coconuts leads to the name of Palm Beach and Palm Beach County.


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