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Pioneering Palm Beach: The Deweys and the South Florida Frontier

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Palm Beach's sunny and idyllic shores had humble beginnings as a wilderness of sawgrass and swamps only braved by the hardiest of souls. Two such adventurers were Fred and Byrd "Birdie" Spilman Dewey, who pioneered in central Florida before discovering the tropical beauty of Palm Beach in 1887. Though their story was all but lost, this dynamic couple was vital in transforming the region from a rough backcountry into a paradise poised for progress. Authors Ginger Pedersen and Janet DeVries trace the remarkable history of the ...

Pioneering Palm Beach: The Deweys and the South Florida Frontier 2012, History Press (SC), Charleston

ISBN-13: 9781609496579

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