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9026406693?profile=RESIZE_710xA group on the shore of Lake Worth around 1905. Front, Sarah Hazelwood, Lizzie Gardner, Mabel Tedder and Myrtle Miller. Back, Elizabeth Hazelwood, Arthur L. and Thomas Hazelwood, owner of Hazelwood & Co. store.

All photos courtesy of the Boynton Beach City Library Local History Archives

 

9026408860?profile=RESIZE_710xThe Pierce home on Hypoluxo Island, circa 1889. From left, Margretta M. Pierce, Hannibal Pierce, A.W. Garnett, Ed Hamilton, Lillie Pierce and Charles W. Pierce. Hannibal Pierce was the island’s first white settler.

 

9026423677?profile=RESIZE_710xMen work on the first bridge to connect Hypoluxo with Lantana, circa 1925. The bridge spanned Lake Worth.

 

9026430695?profile=RESIZE_710xMary Gilette Chaffin (1857-1925) reads a newspaper around 1920. She died before the 1928 hurricane damaged the area’s homes.

 

9026434261?profile=RESIZE_710xStudents with their teacher, Mabel Wiley, at the Lantana-Hypoluxo School in 1926. Not all the names of students in the photo are included in the archives. But they include, standing, Ruby Sleeper, Hattie Owens, Frances Wickline, Walter Voss, Agnes Neu, a Hathaway child, Melvin Hathaway, Vivian Kitlinger, Harold George, Lewis Ronk, Roscoe Williams and Wayne Smith. Kneeling and seated group includes Lester Geyer, Virginia Frye, Agnes Cafferty, Billy Jenkins, Olin Todd, Bernie McCorkle, Georgia Richner, Marjory Ronk, Thomas George and Tommy Lyman. Two years later the 1928 hurricane destroyed the building.

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