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Our history in photos: The beaches

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Lake Worth beach in the early 1920s (Photo courtesy of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County)

Lake Worth beach, February 1969 (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

April 16, 1969: The series of small shops on Riviera Beach’s municipal beach would soon be demolished in preparation for construction of a new shopping area and restaurant. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

Dec. 29, 1975: Holiday beach-goers at the Lake Worth public beach. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

April 4, 1983: Lake Worth Beach was packed with sun worshipers on Easter weekend. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

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Posted in Flashback blog and Our history in photos February 22, 2013 at 3:56 pm.

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  1. J. Ryals Dempsey Feb 25th 2013

    I remember when there was an actual beach at Palm Beach, the famous Palm Beach Pier was still in full swing, including the restaurant where my family had dinner many times. This was the late ’40s and early ’50s.

    I also remember that you could rent a float at the beach for 25 cents for a half hour (50 cents/hour)! The beach was always packed.

    Afterwards, we stopped at the Hut on the way home. My mother had a Budweiser and my brother and I had hamburgers!

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