A History of Boca Raton

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The History Press, 2007 - History - 157 pages
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A quick read, yet a comprehensive history of Boca Raton and the institutions that make up our city. Sally Ling's many first-person vignettes are priceless in capturing Boca Raton's greatest institution of all'its people. As the Mayor, I thought that I knew all there was to know about Boca's history, but there are many tidbits I discovered for the first time. This book covers it all'from the beachfront to the old bean fields'as it chronicles Boca Raton's rapid transformation from frontier beginnings to the world-renowned status the city enjoys today. ?Steven Abrams, Mayor of Boca Raton Where fields of pineapple, tomatoes and beans previously grew to support farmers who occupied the fertile land, multi-story office buildings, upscale residential homes and plush golf courses now stretch to the horizon. From pirates burying doubloons in sand dunes to the farms and land booms that brought the city into being, this is the story of Boca Raton.

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About the author (2007)

Sally J. Ling is an author, speaker and historian. She writes historical fiction and nonfiction on fascinating, yet little known, Florida topics. As a special correspondent, she wrote for the Sun Sentinel newspaper for four years and was a contributing journalist for Boca Raton, Gold Coast, Delray Beach, Boca Life and Palm Beacher magazines. Sally appeared in two TV documentaries ("Gangsters"-National Geographic Channel and "Prohibition and the South Florida Connection"-WLRN, Miami) based upon excerpts from her book Run the Rum In. She served as associate producer on the latter production. She has been a guest on South Florida PBS TV and radio stations, a guest presenter at the Lifelong Learning Society at Florida Atlantic University, Future Authors of America, and guest speaker at numerous organizations, schools and historical societies. Sally's books include: Small Town, Big Secrets: Inside the Boca Raton Army Airfield during World War II Run the Rum In: South Florida during Prohibition A History of Boca Raton Phillip's Great Adventures: Spies, Root Beer and Alligators Fund Raising with Golf Sally lives in Deerfield Beach, Florida. For information on Sally's current projects or to engage her as a speaker, please visit her website at: sallyjling.com

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