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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25Z8_belle-glade-1928_Belle-Glade-FL.html
This statue is to honor the early Glades pioneers and the more than two thousand persons who lost their lives in the disastrous 1928 hurricane. Belle Glade Centennial Committee May 31, 1976
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25Z4_everglades-research_Belle-Glade-FL.html
The Everglades Experiment Station was established on this site in 1921 to help families deal with the challenges of living and working in the area. Soil nutrient deficiencies and two major hurricanes in 1926 and 1928 hindered early research. UF fa…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25Z3_the-sanborn-wall_Boca-Raton-FL.html
On this spot in June 1942, spies from German U-boats landed and occupied Dr. William Sanford's home built on this site in 1937. The subs, deployed during WWII as part of Hitler's Operation Drumbeat, torpedoed tankers and freighters traveling the e…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25TZ_hurricane-of-1928-mass-burial-site_West-Palm-Beach-FL.html
On September 16, 1928, a hurricane came ashore near the Jupiter lighthouse and traveled west across Palm Beach County to Lake Okeechobee. This deadly hurricane destroyed hundreds of buildings and left millions of dollars in property damage. Many o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VVG_jesups-battle-historical_Jupiter-FL.html
On January 24, 1838, Major General Thomas S Jesup, commanding 1,500 men, the largest army of Second Seminole War. [1835-42], marched to the headwaters of the Loxahatchee River, where he defeated approximately 300 Red and Black Seminoles in the las…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VVF_powells-battle-historical_Jupiter-FL.html
On January 15,1838,during the Second Seminole War.The Seminoles met and defeated U.S. forces in the first battle of the Loxahatchee River.Trying to end the war,Maj. Gen. Thomas Jesup brought several columns of troops to south Florida, including Wa…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1UCS_beach-dedication-historical_Delray-Beach-FL.html
Sara Gleason, Belle G. Dimick Reese and Ella M. Dimick Potter dedicated this beach to the public in 1899. In 1895 Sarah Gleason and her husband's business partner, W.H. Hunt, sold a parcel of land containing the beach area to William S. Linton for…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TVU_military-trail-historical_Jupiter-FL.html
After the second Battle of the Loxahatchee (January 24, 1838) during the Second Seminole War (1835-1842), Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup directed Maj. William Lauderdale, Commander of the Tennessee Battalion of Volunteers to cut a trail south from Ft. …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TVT_historic-jupiter-school-historical_Jupiter-FL.html
This building was constructed in 1927 to serve the town's approximately 100 white students from grades one through twelve. Prior to its construction, students were transported by boat to attend schools along the Loxahatchee River including the 189…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TV9_historic-banyan-trees-historical_Palm-Beach-Gardens-FL.html
These two Banyan trees (Ficus benghalensis), with a combined limb spread encompassing one-half acre, form the entrance to the City of Palm Beach Gardens. Palm Beach Gardens was developed by insurance magnate and philanthropist John D. MacArthur. H…
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