This photo was taken 104 years ago this month. Farming in downtown Delray Beach. Filled with awe for the pristine beauty of the untouched and wild tropical splendor, pioneers transformed raw land into the humble beginnings of a rural farm town along the banks of the canal. By the time Delray was incorporated in 1911, the area had become the epicenter of South Florida’s agricultural economy.
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Our mission is to preserve the City’s archives and historic sites, to educate the community about Delray’s heritage and to encourage public interest in the historic past of Delray Beach.
Ethel Sterling Williams, of the pioneering Sterling family, was involved in her family farm business, delivered construction materials by mule, ran the Casa Del Rey Hotel & taught school at the site of what is now OSS. She espoused many social causes, including opposition to the KKK & equal opportunity for all citizens. Ethel co-founded the DBHS in 1964. #womenshistorymonth
LECTURE VENUE CHANGE! Due to uncertain weather Wednesday Feb 27, our Ken Breslauer lecture, “Florida Roadside Attractions History” will be held across the street in the historic gymnasium at Old School Square. Entrance on 1st St. We are SOLD OUT... see you all tomorrow at 6:30PM. Info: 561.274.9578.