Ice! Invented in Boynton!
An idyllic photo of the "other" Boynton Beach. People often mistake Boynton Beach, New Jersey for us in some period photographs. We did not have ferris wheels or toboggan slides but we did and still do have nice winter weather and beaches. http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2017/06/glimpse_of_history_seaside_in_sewaren.html ... See more
WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP -- Woodbridge resident Etta Noe, left, is shown with two unidentified friends at Boynton Beach in this 1912 photo. Located in Sewaren, it was an amusement park and beach resort opened by Cassimir Boynton in 1877, according to the... ... See more
The 1894 Hotel Royal Poinciana tea house has had a long, illustrious and wayward life. Today the small, white frame building is enjoying retirement on the grounds of The Chapel of the Holy Spirit in Lantana. ... See more
Boynton History fans: We need your help. Can anyone identify this pin? http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/what/541175-member-boynton-camp-no-46-boynton-fl.html
Happy 180th Birthday to Boynton Beach's namesake, Major Nathan Smith Boynton. He was born on June 23, 1837, in Port Huron, Michigan to Granville F. Boynton, age 26 and Frances Rendt Boynton age 24.
1929 Miami News - Boynton section: Keep the inlet clear from rocks, beautify the town, clean the park...some things never change.
Oct, 1921 Miami News article about Boynton's agriculture boom.
West Palm Beach commission OKs repairs to entry of cemetery created by Henry Flagler
While it is astounding to witness a sea turtle's pilgrimage back to her place of birth to complete the circle of life please remember to keep a distance and refrain from shining lights or disturbing these protected reptiles. Note: Some of the nineteenth century Floridian's baked and cooked the turtle eggs as a source of protein. Others used the turtle meat for soup and stew. Today this is illegal. ... See more
In Melbourne Beach visiting my son.So beautiful at 6:13 this morning
June 8, 1910 The Miami Metropolis- Author Byrd Spilman Dewey and husband Fred gift a book collection for a "Free Reading Library" to the citizens of Boynton. Books left in the care of Mrs. Pierce, Boynton Postmistress). ... See more
1956 promotional brochure for South Palm Beach County.
LAST CALL to RSVP to our "Sport Fishing in Palm Beach County" lecture by Janet DeVries! This Thurs, 6:30pm in DBHS Bungalow. FREE for members. $10 suggestion at door for non. CALL 561.274.9578!
Does anyone know this house?
There is a small house at 11th Ave South & Seacrest Blvd BB just to the south of Poinciana elementary school.It appears to be vacant .The yard is sadly full of beautiful broken treasures . Old Ceramics inundate the yard.Very sad to see such a beautiful collection in such disarray. ... See more
Today we have dollar stores but in the 1950s and 1960s they were called dime stores or 5 & 10 stores. Do you remember Belvedere 5 &10? Did you get your school workbooks there? What else? Bonus question: What is the connection between Top Value Stamps and the Dreher Park Zoo (now Palm Beach Zoo). The clippings are from the 1958 and 1961 Palm Beach Post. ... See more
Have you visited the Art in Public Places historic photo exhibit at the Boynton Beach City Library? The art exhibition, curated by historians and authors Janet DeVries and Ginger Pedersen will remain at the library throughout the summer before traveling throughout the county. Special thanks to journalist Jan Engoren and the Sun-Sentinel newspaper for sharing the endearing story of "history found." ... See more
We don't meet again till September. Here's a look ahead to Boynton Beach Historical Society's 2017-2018 season. Put these dates in your calendar. Have a history-filled summer!
Plate with early Boynton scenes by Bernard Thomas commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Nathan Boynton and William Linton's 1895 land prospecting visit.
Remember the days of real home cooking and exemplary service at restaurants?
I think Ida Linton and daughter Elise needed a bit of color...what do you think?
These pictures were unearthed in the Library of Congress - William S. Linton, wife Ida Linton (for whom Lake Ida is named) and youngest child Elise Linton, born in 1886. Elise passed away at the age of 98 in 1984. Linton had initially bought all the land in what would become Boynton from the Deweys, but they foreclosed on him in 1897. The Deweys then filed the plat for the Town of Boynton in 1898. ... See more
These days, when we think of hurricanes, we associate the tropical storms with names like Katrina, Frances, Jean, Irene, Andrew, and David. The most deadly hurricane to hit Palm Beach County is known not by name but by year. Learn more about the deadly hurricane of '28. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSa9yF0ssEo ... See more
Heritage, Thursdays at 5:30 PM. Hosted by Alan Gerstel and Laurel Sauer, “Heritage” is a showcase of programming that features local South Florida history on...
Someone recently asked how early settlers traveled to the remote tropical pinelands and palmetto scrub that we now call Boynton Beach. Well, it's complicated. This video explains some of the early waterway and railway travel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc1MhERFnmw ... See more
A brief history of the Boynton Beach area: http://www.boyntonhistory.org/history/
The city of Boynton Beach bears the name of Major Nathan Smith Boynton who came to South Florida from Port Huron, Michigan in 1895. He purchased oceanfront land and began construction of the Boynto…
In Boynton's early days, men, woman and children rode bicycles along dirt paths and over rough shell rock roads. The challenge was getting through the sugar sand and around the palmetto scrub. To get to the beach, you would take a small chain pulled barge (lighter) cross the Florida East Coast Canal (A part of today's Intracoastal Waterway). ... See more
Who remembers this water cistern along A1A north of A1A? The photograph is from ca. 1920. Trying to determine how long the cistern was there.
This clip by David Aloi goes out to those who are missing the ocean beach today.
Capt. Harold Lyman, son of Walter "Pop" Lyman and brother of Capt. Kenny Lyman ran a sport fishing boat "The Britches" out of the Boynton Inlet in the 1940s-1970s. Harold's grandfather was Morris Benson Lyman, who settled and founded the community today known as Lantana. ... See more
Recognize this intersection?
You might want to stop what you are doing right now and be transported back in time...Cocoanut Dreams: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/boynton-beach/fl-t2-cocoanut-0614-20170613-story.html ... See more
When Boynton Beach historian Janet DeVries stumbled upon a scrapbook in an online auction with more than 100 old black-and-white, sepia and hand-tinted photographs of local scenery and places, she knew she had to have it. ... See more
Join our friends at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum for the 8th Annual Juneteenth Celebration.
Is the exhibit opening still on for tonight at the library?
Someone mentioned land crabs flooding A1A and east Ocean Avenue. Does anyone recall this phenomenon? Where did all those land crabs go?
My how time flies! These photographs courtesy of Steve Anton photography were from the release of Sport Fishing in Palm Beach County - ca. 2008.
Get your History of Boynton Beach DVD now. http://www.boyntonhistory.org/contact/the-history-of-boynton-beach-dvd-now-available/
ORDER TODAY! The History of Boynton Beach – This 1976 film, made for the nation’s Bicentennial celebration, has been digitally restored. As a tribute to Harvey Oyer, Jr., this film capt…
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