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Aaskov, Gail Adams. The History of Ocean Ridge. Aaskov, 1995.
Bradbury, Alford G. and E. Story Hallock. A Chronology of Florida Post Offices. The Florida Federation of Stamp Clubs, 1962; reprint, Port Salerno, FL: Sewall’s Point Company, 1993.
Brink, Lynn, ed. A History of Riviera Beach, Florida. Riviera Beach: Bicentennial Commission of Riviera Beach, Florida, 1976.
Catlin, Robert A. Land Use Planning, Environmental Protection and Growth Management: The Florida Experience. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 1997.
Credle-Rosenthal, McCall. Delray Beach. Charleston: Acadia Publishing, 2003.
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Curl, Donald W. and John P. Johnson, Boca Raton: A Pictorial History. Virginia Beach, VA: The Donning Company Publishers, 1990.
Davis, Steven M., John C. Ogden, Winifred A. Park, Everglades: The Ecosystem and Its Restoration. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 1994.
DuBois, Bessie Wilson. A History of Juno Beach and Juno, Florida. DuBois, 1978.
Gardener, C.M. and C.F. Kennedy. Business Directory, Guide and History of Dade County, Florida, 1896-97. West Palm Beach.
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Gooding, Dorothy Borden. Tucked Between the Pages of Time: A History of Lake Park and Environs. Gooding, 1990.
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Hughes, Kenneth J. A Chronological History of Fort Jupiter and U.S. Military Operations in the Loxahatchee Region. Ft. Lauderdale: Florida Coast Research and Publishing Co., 1992.
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_____________. A Light in the Wilderness. Jupiter: Pharos Books, 2006.
Tuckwood, Jan and Eliot Kleinberg. Pioneers in Paradise. Athens, GA: Longstreet Press, 1994.
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Web sites
A History of the Everglades of Florida (1947) at
“Address of Gov. John W. Martin, July 15, 1927,” at
Blakely & Associates, at
“Canal Point: Historic District Revisited 1992-2007,” at
Countywide Community Revitalization Team, Minutes, 2-7-2006, at
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History, Town of Lake Clarke Shores, at
“History of the City of Atlantis,” at
Isenberg, Barbara F. “Royal Palm Beach: Sleepy Outpost To Bustling Town” andRoyal Palm Beach Timeline, Palms West Almanac 2003, at
“Juno Beach History,” Town of Juno Beach, at
“Juno Dunes History,” Palm Beach County, at
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"Olmsted Legacy," National Association for Olmsted Parks, at
“Osborne School,” Historic Places Database, at
Palm Beach Gardens City History, at
Palms West Communities History, at
Philips, C. R. “History Of The West Palm Beach Municipal Golf Course, The West Palm Beach Country Club, and The City Of West Palm Beach Golf Commission,” (before May 1963), at
Roberts, Jane. “An Unbroken Tradition,” at
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Royal Palm Beach, at
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Schoolhouse Children’s Museum, at
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Tequesta: After 25 Years, 1982, at
Tequesta: Celebrating 50 Years, June 2007,at
Tequesta Country Club, at
The City of Greenacres, at
Thomas, C. A. "Mutt," Ed. Bud Garner, “The Mutt Family Story: The 1928 Hurricane on Lake Okeechobee, Ritta Island and Fort Lauderdale, Florida,” at
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“1910 - 1919 Developers Tame Wet, Wild County,” The Palm Beach Post, March 28, 1999.
Antill, Bill. “Golfview: No Taxes, Big Lots,” The Palm Beach Post. August 5, 1962.
Bennett, George. “Golfview Gradually Grounded,” The Palm Beach Post. March 29, 1998.
Blythe, Paul “Town’s Historian Remembers Times He Never Lived,” The Palm Post, September 11, 1983.
“Boynton Biography,” Sun-Sentinel, July 19, 1998.
Brockman, Belinda. “Birthday Couple, 70, Walk Around Lake in 8 Days,” The Palm Beach Post, November 9, 1991.
Capozzi, Joe. “’People are Proud to Call it Their Home’,” The Palm Beach Post, April
19, 1997.
Clarke, Elizabeth. “Are the Groves ‘Florida’s Last Frontier’?” The Palm Beach Post, September 29, 2007.
Cushing, Jack. “CBS-TV Takes Tequesta to the Nation,” Tequesta News-Review, April
DeGregory, Lane “A Price on Paradise,” St. Petersburg Times, February 5, 2006.
De La Cruz, Ralph. “Commentary: Highland Beach Has Blocked Park for 22 Years,” Sun Sentinel, March 10, 2009.
"Edward F. Hutton, Financier, 86, Dies," New York Times, July 12, 1962.
Garrity, Mary. “Inlet Colony Marked 25th Anniversary,” The Courier Journal, October
"Getting Ready to Cut Inlet in Vicinity of ‘Boynton’," The Palm Beach Post, November 17, 1922.
“Greenacres Celebrates 70th Anniversary,” Greenacres Observer, December 12, 1996.
“Gulf Stream Beach and Polo Club Planned to Open Early in Season,” Palm Beach Post-Times, September 13, 1952.
Hemstock, Kevin. “Rood Briefly Flourished Near Present Jupiter Farms,” Jupiter
Courier, September 5, 1999.
Hornsby, Angela. “Lake Worth Seeks to Change Plat Records,” The Palm Beach Post, December 7, 1994.
Janok, Nicole. “Eyesore or reminder? Segregation-era Wall Still Divides Neighbors,” The Palm Beach Post, November 27, 2006.
Johnson, Faye. “Tequesta’s 25th Anniversary Rekindles Pioneer’s Memories,” The
Evening Times, May 27, 1982
Jones, Anita. “Cloud Lake Small, Likely to Stay So,” The Palm Beach Post, September 29, 1962.
Jordan, Don. “Cities Plan to Fight Water Restrictions,” The Palm Beach Post, November 29, 2008.
“Jupiter-Tequesta area booming after long history,” The Courier Journal, October 1984.
Kelly, William. “John Randolph, Attorney for Palm Beach,” Palm Beach Daily News, May 19, 2009.
Kidwell, David. “Historic Sites Vie For Proper Place,” Miami Herald, April 10, 1994.
Kleinberg, Eliot. “Boca's University Park Once A Town,” The Palm Beach Post, October 22, 2003.
_____________. “Road Named for William Bacom,” The Palm Beach Post, March 24, 2004.
_____________. “Lake Worth Casino,” The Palm Beach Post, April 27, 2005.
_____________. “Tiny Cemetery,” The Palm Beach Post, January 25, 2006.
_____________. “Tiny Town Dissolved After 61 Years,” The Palm Beach Post, May 10, 2006.
_____________. “Post to Celebrate 90th Anniversary,” The Palm Beach Post, November 11, 2006.
_____________. “Mystery of the Briny Breezes Caves,” The Palm Beach Post, April6, 2007.
_____________. “Kreamer Island Tire Problem Just Keeps Growing,” The Palm Beach Post, July 24, 2008.
Liewer, Steve. “Rural Renewal: Canal Point Residents Try To Put A Fresh Face On Their Tiny Town,” Sun-Sentinel. March 28, 1994.
“Loxahatchee Farms Are Looking Toward Bright Future View,” The Palm Beach Post, May 24, 1929.
“Mammoth Hotel to be Erected,” The Palm Beach Post, February 22, 1920.
McGinness, Chuck. “Gulf Stream to Begin Repairs on Historic Australian Pines,” The Palm Beach Post, November 11, 2005.
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Post, September 2, 1984.
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Rozsa, Lori. “Reviving A Lake Okeechobee Town: Historians Hope To Make Canal Point A Preservation District,” Miami Herald, April 20, 1992.
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“Title Battle Could Be Costly,” Sun-Sentinel, October 1, 1999.
Woody, Todd. “Island Towns Trying to Preserve Character,” The Palm Beach Post, January27, 1990.
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1981,” Tequesta, 1981, 5-22.
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Oral Histories
DuBois, Susan Oral History, Historical Society of Palm Beach County, 1962.
Eissey, Edward M. Oral History, Historical Society of Palm Beach County, 2006.
Davis Jr., Zell. Oral History, Historical Society of Palm Beach County, 2004.
Greenberg, George. Oral History Historical Society of Palm Beach County, 2006.
McCall Jr., Clarence Henry “Hank.” Oral History, Florida Atlantic University, 2006.
Government Documents
1920 U.S. Census.
Dade County Board of County Commissioners, Minutes, 1889-1890.
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“A Great Place to Live!” Guide to the Western Communities, 1991, 30-31. Cities Collection, Historical Society of Palm Beach County.
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“Complete List of Barefoot Route Mail Carriers 1884 -1893,” compiled by Marty Baum, 2007.
Drake, Lynn Lasseter. “Limestone Creek History Presentation,” Loxahatchee River Historical Society, 2004.
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Morales, Kay. “Tequesta … a Small Town Grows with Style,” [publication unknown], c. 1973, Historical Society of Palm Beach County Archives.
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Boca Raton Historical Society
Delray Beach Historical Society
S. D. Spady Cultural Heritage Museum
Lantana Heritage Committee of 1976
Lantana Historical Society
Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management


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