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7960707056?profile=originalThe La Coquille Club, built in 1954, was one of the most significant mid-century modern buildings

in the area. The architect was Byron F.  Simonson.

7960707074?profile=originalIn 1934, Jacques  and Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan bought land on the south end

of Hypoluxo Island, whi

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7960699898?profile=originalChildren from the Lantana Hypoluxo School sit

on the Around the World float during a May Day 1923 celebration.

7960700665?profile=originalLantana Elementary School students crowd around a 1935 American LaFrance fire engine

in this photo, one of about 25 images on display at th

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By Ron Hayes  

    You see it at the movies all the time.
    “Inspired by a true story” is the promise at the beginning.
    And then, in tiny letters at the end: “Although based on real events …” And you find out that most of what you’ve just se

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Our History: Recalling Boca during World War II

For a child living on beachfront,

intrigue of wartime was exciting

7960617081?profile=originalSeen from the Atlantic Ocean is the Sanborn house (left), where Dr. Peter Barrett

recalls a suspected spying incident took place in 1942. The Boca Raton Villas ar

at the center and th

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History: Veteran vet

Young ‘doc’ helped bring horses to Europe after WWII

7960608476?profile=originalNow a part-time resident of Briny Breezes, Harold ‘Doc’ Burton

aboard the SS Mercer Victory ship in 1947.

Burton family photo

Related story: Heifer International can arrange animals as gifts

By

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Plein air artist Ralph Papa sets up his easel to continue working on a painting on a recent Friday in Delray Beach. Plein Air Palm Beach is partnering with the Delray Beach Historical Society to capture the city’s notable homes and buildings, with a

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