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The first Palm City Post Office with tracks in front of the store leading to the ferry to get across the St. Lucie River. The pathway to the left of the store is present day Cornell.

The first Palm City Post Office with tracks in front of the store leading to the ferry to get across the St. Lucie River. The pathway to the left of the store is present day Cornell.

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  • The first Palm City Post Office with tracks in front of the store leading to the ferry to get across the St. Lucie River. The pathway to the left of the store is present day Cornell.
  • The Palm Villa Hotel was built by Mr. and Mrs. Coffrin in 1912, and was destroyed by the 1928 hurricane. The building was three stories tall, had running water and 19 rooms.
  • The Palm City ferry landing in 1915.
  • Rose, Jean, Charlie, Dad Charles and Jock Leighton in the early 1920's.
  • Some of the first members of hte Palm City Woman's Club in 1915.
  • The Palm City Bridge, 1965
  • On August 26, 1949 the worst hurricane on record hit the area with 160 mph winds. Palm City went nearly two weeks without power.
  • Women wait for the ferry in the early days dressed up in long dresses, petticoats and high-top shoes.
  • The first Pal CIty Bridge, made all of wood, cost $63, 517 to build by Dawking Construction Company. It opened on February 22, 1919 and was in use until 1929.
  • In the mid-1950's some of the business in the Palm City area were flower and plant growers, pheasant raising, rabbit and chicken industries, as well as farms and grove management.
  • The three-mile stretch of Martin Downs Boulevard was opened January 13, 1979.
  • This is the original Central Palm City School in 1915. It was also used as a community hall and the first church services in Palm City were held here. The building was closed after five children died from diptheria and then abandoned in 1926.

Palm City turns 100, look back through some historical pictures

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SomeBigNerd (Inactive) writes:

Palm City turns 100, and NOwhere on the web can I find any in-depth history. Such as founders, etc. Wish this were available.

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