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HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA IS A PLANNED PARADISE thanks to Joseph W. Young, Jr.

FOUNDER’S DAY, AUGUST 4TH CELEBRATES JOSEPH W. YOUNG JR. Beginning in 1935, August 4th has been a date celebrated in Hollywood as Founder’s Day to honor the birthday of Joseph Wesley Young, Jr., founder of the city. As I have … Continue reading

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CALL IT HOLLYWOOD BY-THE-SEA NOT HOLLYWOOD BEACH

Hollywood’s Broadwalk looking north in 1923 Courtesy of the Hollywood Historical Society Other cities may have appended “beach” to their names, but super-salesman J. W. Young went one better with his poetic description of Hollywood “By-the-Sea.” Founder’s Day. Hollywood recognizes … Continue reading

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