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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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ANNOUNCING A NEW BOOK, AND A BOOK(S) SIGNING

New Book. I haven’t kept up with the blog for a few months because I’ve just brought out another book. This one isn’t about Hollywood and it isn’t non-fiction. It’s a murder mystery, written under my pen name MICHAL SHERRING. … Continue reading

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HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA–NOT NAMED FOR THE MOVIE CAPITOL

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HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA–NOT NAMED FOR THE MOVIE CAPITOL

Joseph W. Young, Jr. found the land where he would create his city late in 1920.   On January 14, 1921 the purchase was announced in the Fort Lauderdale Sentinel: TO OPEN SUBDIVISION SOUTH OF DANIA S. M. Alsobrook, who owned … Continue reading

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“HOLLYWOOD BY-THE-SEA” NICKNAME USED SINCE 1922; YOUNG’S CITY BEFORE 1925 INCORPORATION

“HOLLYWOOD BY-THE-SEA” I’ve been asked when J. W. Young started calling his city “Hollywood By-the-Sea.” The answer seems to be as soon as he began to publicize his new city. At the time of the first purchases of land in … Continue reading

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