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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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JULY: MORE ACTIVE THAN YOU’D THINK IN FLORIDA, 1915 TO 1937

Jessie’s birthday.  In recent years we have been celebrating Founder’s Day in Hollywood, in August, since Joseph W. Young, Jr.’s birthday was in that month. We might also offer a piece of the birthday cake to his wife Jessie, who … Continue reading

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JUNE: FOUNDER’S DAY BEGUN; YOUNG’S HOTELS; EARLY MOVIE THEATERS

This month’s topics will all be from the 1930s. Catching up on June, the three main topics are: the creation of Founder’s Day to recognize J. W. Young; the status of hotels Young built in Hollywood; and Hollywood’s early movie … Continue reading

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Just a reminder…”Hollywood–City Beautiful”

Left: YOUNG’S 1921 PLAN FOR HIS CITY Right: JOSEPH W. YOUNG, JR. IN 1923 On June 19, 2013 I will be giving a slide talk on “Hollywood, City Beautiful,” discussing Young’s plan for his city, and his sources. It will … Continue reading

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