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History Of Beautiful Palm Beach, Travers, J. Wadsworth
1 Travers, J. Wadsworth History Of Beautiful Palm Beach
Palm Beach, FL J. Wadsworth Travers 1931 4th Edition Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends, corners and spine joints of the book cover have some light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. There are a couple of smallish spots of discoloration to the covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The front endpapers have noticeable toning, and have cracked at the spine hingeThere is an inked previous owner's name on the front pastedown page. This fourth edition includes a 28 page addition added in front of the title page. The book has a side stapled binding, which has been bound in cloth. "Prior to being established as a resort by Henry Morrison Flagler, who made the Atlantic coast barrier island accessible via his Florida East Coast Railway, Palm Beach was a sparsely populated part of Lake Worth. The nucleus of the community was established by Flagler's two luxury resort hotels, the Royal Poinciana Hotel and The Breakers Hotel. West Palm Beach was built across Lake Worth as a service town and has become a major city in its own right. Flagler's house lots were bought by the beneficiaries of the Gilded Age, and in 1902 Flagler himself built a Beaux-Arts mansion, Whitehall, designed by the New York–based firm Carrère and Hastings and helped establish the Palm Beach winter "season" by constantly entertaining. The town was incorporated on 17 April 1911. An area known as the Styx housed many of the servants, most of whom were black. The workers rented their small houses from the landowners. In the early 1900s the landowners agreed to evict all of the residents of the Styx (who moved to West Palm Beach, Florida) and Edward R. Bradley bought up much of this land. The houses were razed, according to the Palm Beach Daily News." 
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