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1960-1969

1960

Population of Florida 4,951,560; Palm Beach County 228,106.

1961

1856 map close-up shows the location of the two Battles of  Loxahatchee in January 1838

RCA plant, Palm Beach Gardens.

Lake Worth High School and Palm Beach Junior College accept first African American students.

Former President Herbert Hoover dedicates Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee.

RCA opens plant in Palm Beach Gardens

1963

Marymount College opens as a two-year women's college in Boca Raton; later changes name to College of Boca Raton.

Professional Golfer's Association (PGA) moves its national headquarters to Palm Beach Gardens.

1964

1856 map close-up shows the location of the two Battles of  Loxahatchee in January 1838

Main campus of Florida Atlantic University
in Boca Raton.

Florida Atlantic University opens in Boca Raton on the site of the old army air field.

1965

Roosevelt Junior College for African Americans becomes a branch of Palm Beach Junior College.

1966

First part of Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County, a 3.6-mile stretch from Okeechobee Boulevard to 45th Street, opens. Completed north to Palm Beach Gardens in 1969.

1967

Lion Country Safari opens 15 miles west of West Palm Beach; first of its kind in the United States.

IBM (International Business Machines) opens in Boca Raton

1968

Palm Beach Atlantic College opens in downtown West Palm Beach with 88 students.

1969

1856 map close-up shows the location of the two Battles of  Loxahatchee in January 1838

Astronaut Neil Armstrong stepping
down on to the surface of the moon.

Apollo 11 moon landing.

The Palm Beach International Music and Arts Festival, nicknamed Woodstock South, is held at Palm Beach International Speedway. Over 40,000 people attend.

 

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