Category Archives: Florida history

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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HOLLYWOOD—PRE-HISTORY (before 1920) & EARLY TRANSPORTATION ROUTES

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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HOLLYWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE SERIES 2016

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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Greater Hollywood Moves on Ft. Lauderdale; Golf; Casino Pool in Wartime

Fort Lauderdale as “Greater Hollywood.” As I noted in a previous blog, Hollywood isn’t part of Fort Lauderdale, even though current advertisers for developers from out-of-town seem to think otherwise. IMHO Hollywood’s tourist board should be pointing out that the … Continue reading

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HOLLYWOOD’S BEACH IS NOT IN FORT LAUDERDALE

HOLLYWOOD’S BEACH STANDS ON ITS OWN MERIT Recently I came across some advertising that stated the original Hollywood Beach Hotel was on the beach in Fort Lauderdale. Furthermore, this ad went on to indicate that all the beaches in Broward … Continue reading

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MORE MYTH-BUSTING; CITY’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY 1955; DEATH OF JESSIE

DEATH OF JESSIE YOUNG, FOUNDER’S WIDOW. Sadly, just as the city was gearing up to celebrate its founding, Joseph Young’s widow, called “Hollywood’s First Lady” died in November, 1955. Although several years older than her husband, she had outlived him … Continue reading

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