Aerial Pompano Beach FL

$5.17

Aerial Pompano Beach FL

  • Discovered by Ponce De Leon 1513
  • Searching for Fountain of Youth
  • 1820s was already an important port and city, the towns of southeast Florida came into being because of the railroad. In 1896 Henry Flagler decided to extend his Florida East Coast Railway south from West Palm Beach to Miami, opening up land that heretofore had been a virtual wilderness. 
  • Local legend has it that the name for the settlement, “Pompano,” came about from a notation made on a survey map by Frank Sheen – apparently he had dined on the tasty fish and wanted to remember its name
  • Most of the early residents, black and white, of the area came from northern Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, although a number of blacks arrived here from the Bahamas. 
  • Pioneer settler George Butler was appointed postmaster for the new settlement (supposedly he ran the post office from his home, out of a cigar box), and when, in 1899, the number of children in the area warranted a schoolhouse, his wife Mary was hired as the first teacher
  • In 1908, when Pompano was incorporated
  • World War II turned Pompano, as it did much of Florida, into an armed camp. Land northeast of town was acquired by the Federal government for an airfield that would support the big Naval Air Station at Fort Lauderdale
  • As South Florida filled up with people, agricultural lands were turned into housing developments and golf courses. 

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