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Pioneering Palm Beach: The Deweys and the South Florida Frontier #2020

Pioneering Palm Beach The Deweys and the South Florida Frontier Palm Beach s sunny and idyllic shores had humble beginnings as a wilderness of sawgrass and swamps only braved by the hardiest of souls Two such adventurers were Fred and Byrd Birdie Spilman Dewey wh

  • Title: Pioneering Palm Beach: The Deweys and the South Florida Frontier
  • Author: Ginger L. Pedersen Janet M. DeVries Harvey E. Oyer III
  • ISBN: 9781609496579
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pioneering Palm Beach: The Deweys and the South Florida Frontier By Ginger L. Pedersen Janet M. DeVries Harvey E. Oyer III, Palm Beach s sunny and idyllic shores had humble beginnings as a wilderness of sawgrass and swamps only braved by the hardiest of souls Two such adventurers were Fred and Byrd Birdie Spilman Dewey, who pioneered in central Florida before discovering the tropical beauty of Palm Beach in 1887 Though their story was all but lost, this dynamic couple was vital in transformPalm Beach s sunny and idyllic shores had humble beginnings as a wilderness of sawgrass and swamps only braved by the hardiest of souls Two such adventurers were Fred and Byrd Birdie Spilman Dewey, who pioneered in central Florida before discovering the tropical beauty of Palm Beach in 1887 Though their story was all but lost, this dynamic couple was vital in transforming the region from a rough backcountry into a paradise poised for progress Authors Ginger Pedersen and Janet DeVries trace the remarkable history of the Deweys in South Florida from their beginnings on the isolated frontier to entertaining the likes of the Flaglers, Vanderbilts, Phippses, Cluetts, Clarkes and other Palm Beach elite Using Birdie s autobiographical writings from her best selling books to fill in the gaps, Pedersen and DeVries narrate a chapter in Florida s history that has remained untold until now.

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    1 thought on “Pioneering Palm Beach: The Deweys and the South Florida Frontier

    1. Well researched and informative book about important figures in the history of Palm Beach County Fred and Byrd Dewey are fleshed out as are their lives and contributions to Florida Byrd authored one of the first novels to be written in West Palm Beach, and the book s setting was also Florida, making BRUNO a local literary milestone 1899 Also interesting was the discovery of Dewey s land ownership and platting of the town of Boynton, not Major Boynton as was always attributed This detail was unco [...]

    2. This was an absolutely fabulous book It was short and sweet, with wonderful photographs Information about the Deweys was not well known, until now The authors also painted a vivid picture of early life in south Florida, naming familiar landmarks to enable the reader to compare between today s Florida and yesterday s I borrowed this from my library, but I plan to buy it so I can read it again Highly recommended

    3. Anyone interested in local history and color will appreciate this well researched account of Fred and Byrd Dewey s years in Florida Remarkable people that I had never heard of before

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