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This week in history: Atlantis incorporated

Until it was sold to developers in 1958, most of what is now the city of Atlantis was a cattle ranch, citrus grove and chicken farm known as Mulberry Farms. Atlantis, named for the lost city of mythology, was incorporated on June 19, 1959, as one of the first country club communities in Palm Beach County.

Jackie Gleason and Whitey Ford golf in Atlantis in 1961. (Palm Beach Post file photo courtesy of Sara Ann Kintz)

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Posted in Flashback blog June 21, 2012 at 12:02 pm.

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  1. Couple things about Atlantis from personal experience. Congress Ave was 2 lane and ended at Hypoluxo at the Melear Dairy. Jackie Gleason played golf at Atlantis by day and by night he played pool at the old Black Rooster Bar on the corner of Forest Hill and Congress.The old frmers market was across the street on property of airport.JFK had a maturnity wing as my son was born there in 1966.
    Ain’t memories great!!

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