The Early Days of PALM BEACH as Resort of the Rich
PALM BEACH was destined to be some place special when railroad magnate Henry Flagler selected the palm-filled island on Florida's East Coast to be the final destination (at the time) of his railroad. His Royal Poinciana (largest wooden building ever constructed in the USA) and Breakers became the symbol of elegant Florida tourism. The former structure died to changing markets and Florida bugs. The latter, rebuilt after a fire, is still a high point of Florida tourism.
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PHOTOGRAPHS by Bob Leonard, Florida History
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