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This week in history: Highland Beach incorporated

The 21 residents of Highland Beach — so named because at 25 feet above high tide the coastal community was higher than surrounding areas — voted to incorporate the town on June 2, 1949 for two reasons: to keep out a proposed trailer camp, and to fund their own water plant because salt was intruding into their wells and neighboring communities were hesitant to share their water supplies.

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Posted in Flashback blog May 28, 2012 at 6:00 am.

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