About

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This blog is written by Ginger Pedersen, a Palm Beach County native and history buff. The Pedersen family has been in Palm Beach County since 1950, and created and operated the Africa USA tourist attraction from 1953-1961.

The purpose of this blog is to provide insight into a time past and largely forgotten – a time when South Florida was a vast wildnerness and true paradise. Some small gems exist to this day of cookie-cutter developments on dregded lakes.

If you have an interesting story to share, please leave a comment on the blog.

Happy reading!

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  1. The Civil War Round Table of Palm Beach County would like to announce that it has recently established its home on the Internet at: http://www.CivilWarRoundTablePalmBeach.org We would appreciate it if you could place a link to our site on your own links page. If you would like to know more about us the next paragraph gives you a little background.
    The Civil War Round Table of Palm Beach County was established in 1987 to promote the education and understanding of the history of the American Civil War. We support efforts to preserve and restore the sites related to that war. Our meetings are held monthly on the second Wednesday at 7:00 PM at the American Polish Club, 4725 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, Florida. At these meetings we have speakers who are our members or are experts on some aspect of the Civil War.

  2. Bruce Lautenschlager says:

    Fascinating reading. I’ve always loved Florida history, and your material is unique and comprehensive. I’m a native of Boynton Beach – my parents moved here full time in the 1950’s, and as a boy I used to ride my bicycle into Lake Boynton Estates, but never knew the history or even what the lone remaining gate was about until I read about it on your website today. As a sheriff’s deputy I would drive around at night and explore many of the undeveloped or “lost” areas in south county – Old Military Trail, the abandoned trailer park and houses sitting east of what was the Delray Swap Shop, etc. – your web site has brought back all those fond memories.

    Thank you very much for your work.

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  3. Gordon Lopez says:

    While digging in the back to put in a garden I brought up a Boutwell milk jar undamaged and whats left of a pepsi cola bottle tan and red logo.

    Wonder what else is lurking back there?
    G

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    • Ginger L. Pedersen says:

      You should dig more! Many times people buried garbage rather than pay for pickup. Glass is great because it does not break down. Old bottles like these can be worth quite a bit!

  4. Nancy Pullum says:

    This blog is outstanding! Your work is so valuable and I do so wish it could be more widely circulated. I am curious to know if you have ever done any research on Currie Park. I have always heard that there are deed restrictions on the property donated by George Graham Currie to the City of WPB. Anything you might know and wish to share would be greatly appreciated.

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