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Black Gold and Silver Sands: A Picturial History of Agriculture in Palm Beach County

Snyder, James D.

Published by Historical Society of Palm BEach County, Palm Beach, Fl, 2004
ISBN 10: 0967520053 / ISBN 13: 9780967520056
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Title: Black Gold and Silver Sands: A Picturial ...

Publisher: Historical Society of Palm BEach County, Palm Beach, Fl

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Index, 215 pages, bibliography and many photos. The photos help tell the story of farming in the old days up until now. Cattle, depression, hurricanes, maps, the past and the Indians that lived there and the Rail Road, the rich and the poor that did the heavy work. And of course SUGAR. What will the sugar due to the Everglades. It's a lot to cover and this book does it well. Bookseller Inventory # 007183

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Synopsis: Abiding faith and dogged determination were the main motivators as a handful of hardscrabble farmers began transforming tracts of sand, saw grass, swamp and muck land into the agribusiness infrastructure that underpins Palm Beach County, Florida today. Black Gold and Silver Sands, with over 250 photographs from museums and family collections, tells the county?s dramatic history of farming from the days of the hardy pioneers who grew pumpkins and pineapples on the shores of Lake Worth. In this handsome coffee table book, you?ll read diaries, letters and personal interviews that describe the faith and fortitude of those who endured sun, spoilage, frost, floods, hurricanes and other hardships in building what would soon become one of the nation?s most agriculturally productive counties.

About the Author: James D. Snyder spent thirty years in Washington, DC as a magazine writer and editor. He now lives on the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter, FL, where he has authored four books on south Florida history.

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