The Barefoot Mailmen Historical

The Barefoot Mailmen Historical (HM1TTH)

Location: Boca Raton, FL 33431 Palm Beach County
Country: United States of America

N 26° 22.728', W 80° 4.077'

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Along this beach in the 1880's and early 1890's walked United States mailmen on their sixty-six mile journey between Palm Beach and Miami. The trip required three days each way and they passed this spot the second day. They walked barefoot at the wet surfline, the hardest surface, with their mail bags and shoes slung over their shoulders. One of them, James E. Hamilton, drowned trying to cross Hillsborough Inlet.
Year Placed1971
Placed ByEsstahakee Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in cooperation with the Florida Historical Society and Department of State, Bureau of Historic Preservation
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Date Added Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 592978 N 2917970
Decimal Degrees26.37880000, -80.06795000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 22.728', W 80° 4.077'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 22' 43.68" N, 80° 4' 4.62" W
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Area Code(s)561, 954, 305
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3077-3239 Florida A1A, Boca Raton FL 33431, US
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