Author Archives: joanmickelsonphd

Correcting Fake News about Hollywood, Florida

HAVE YOU NOTICED SOME FAKE INFORMATION ABOUT HOLLYWOOD CIRCULATING ON THE INTERNET?  HERE’S SOME: It’s been brought to my attention that at least one website that offers “historical” information about Hollywood, Florida, states that J. W. Young created Hollywood “as … Continue reading

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BOOK SIGNING DECEMBER 3, 2017.  I’m delighted to announce that the Friends of the Broward West Regional Library in Plantation have offered me a booth during their Holiday Shopping Bazaar this coming Sunday.  I will be there selling/signing copies of … Continue reading

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Listen to my WLRN interview; also read What Makes Hollywood FL special

RADIO INTERVIEW ABOUT MY J. W. YOUNG BIOGRAPHY ON STATION WLRN.  On August 1st, 2017 I had the pleasure of being interviewed on radio station WLRN Topical Currents by Bonnie Berman and Joseph Cooper. We discussed my biography of Hollywood’s … Continue reading

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U.S. Navy WAVES in Hollywood in World War II

   Who are these women? Dear loyal blog followers, Sorry to have abandoned you for so long. I’ve been traveling, and working on up to three books, leaving little time for research and writing this blog. One of the topics … Continue reading

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In the last post I wrote about all the various travel routes through the land that is now Hollywood, Florida. So now I’ll show you the various VEHICLES other than feet that traveled these routes. THE HORSE.  In the 19th … Continue reading

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The land before 1920. Today I will go backwards. I’ve been describing Hollywood’s development from 1920 forward. Now I realize people don’t know much about the land before J. W. Young acquired it, or about our Florida in general. Born … Continue reading

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Those of you who live near Hollywood, Florida might like to attend this series of talks about that city in history.  Here is the schedule: SAVE THESE DATES! HOLLYWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY 2016 LECTURE SERIES at the BROWARD COUNTY LIBRARY 2600 … Continue reading

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