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This week in history: Hypoluxo incorporated

Twenty-two families lived in the town of Hypoluxo when it was incorporated on July 4, 1955. The name comes from the Seminole term for “water all around, no get out,” from the days when Lake Worth was a freshwater lake with no permanent inlet to the ocean.

The caption on this photograph in the Nov. 13, 1964 Palm Beach Post: “Hypoluxo’s slogan, ‘The Town with No Taxes,’ may have to be altered if the town installs a sewage system. Town officials have been conferring with Lantana authorities about a tie-in with that community’s sewage system. But, a always, there is the matter of financing. Maybe an assessment would also provide footwear for the poor shoeless mailman.”

This Jan. 14, 1925 ad in The Palm Beach Post touts the appeal of Hypoluxo Island. The island area is not part of the town.

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Posted in Flashback blog July 2, 2012 at 6:00 am.

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