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Palm Beach Centennial

In anticipation of the town’s 100th birthday on April 17, we’ve put together a one-stop compilation of all things Palm Beach history:

Read all about colorful Palm Beach characters and events that shaped the town’s history — Henry Flagler, Alligator Joe, E.R. Bradley, and Joey the kangaroo among them — here.

The Palm Beach Daily News produced a Centennial Preview section in December.

The Official Palm Beach Centennial web site has a centennial event calendar, a Palm Beach history timeline, centennial apparel, and more.


The Unforgettable Palm Beach series from the Palm Beach Daily News:

Bingham family cultivated Figulus property, which produced Casa Apava, Blossom Estate

Friend of Henry Flagler, actor Joseph Jefferson traded stage art for canvas

Duke and Duchess of Windsor reigned as luminaries in town

Town’s movie history dates back nearly 100 years

Charles and Frances Cragin created 250-acre Garden of Eden in 1880s

Tennis club buildings gone, but legacy continues

Jack Mitchell’s Coral Beach, Sun & Surf clubs made Palm Beach legendary

Sidney Maddock, known for 1902 Palm Beach Hotel, also created movie houses, Clematis ventures

Island endured Great Depression largely unscathed

Koehne architect for Villa Zila to remain mystery


Photo galleries:

Centennial Moments

Palm Beach Castles in the Sand

Palm Beach Mansions: The Vanderbilts


Photos from the town’s official Palm Beach Centennial web site.

The Breakers living logo

Happy birthday Palm Beach!


Posted in Flashback blog March 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm.

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