The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10, 1968 · Page 137
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 137

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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Palm Beach Post-Times. Sunday, Nov. 10, ISWi jh Riviera Beach: City Of Diversity 7 'A. tut w f m m ' jrm- . m. 7- . , 1 f - i k L ........ into the area during the past few years. Pratt & Whitney, Radio Corporation of America, International Telephone and Telegraph, The Honeywell Corporation, Solitron, Franklin GNO Corporation, Precision Scientific Co. of Florida, Perry Cubmarine Corporation, Grumman Aircraft, Inc., and Ed Link's "Man-in-the-Sea" program are some of these. Indeed, much of the future growth of Riviera Beach is linked directly to its famous port. City officials are aware of this fact and planning for the needs of the city's residents and future residents in the coming years. Recreation programs for young and old alike abound in the Riviera Beach area. Whether your interest lies in fishing, indoor sports or just sunning in the beautiful Florida climate, you are sure to find entertainment and recreation here. Four well-supervised recreation buildings in Riviera Beach provide a place for your children to learn new games and meet new friends during summer vacations from school. Highly trained personnel including a former basketball star, teach everything from arts and crafts to circus gymnastics. As you can see, Riviera Beach is rising to the demands of its growing population. Above all, Riviera Beach wants you to see for yourself what a versatile, modern and fast-growing community can offer you and your family. Why not visit us the nex. chance you have? Be sure to bring the whole familv! By ROBERT K. OGLESBY Unusual as it may seem, Riviera Beach may someday be one of the most important agricultural areas of the world. No wheat, no corn and very few cattle can be found in Riviera Beach, but this city, with the Port of Palm Beach, may very well be called upon in future years to answer the increasingly important question ,of how to feed the world's population. This city's importance in this field will grow with the importance of the Port of Palm Beach, a quickly-expanding and highly-regarded center for ocean science and engineering. The Gulf Stream, defined by many as the world's most important body of flowing water, passes closer to Palm Beach County than it does to any other land mass in the world. Thus, the port in Riviera Beach has been provided with a natural laboratory in which scientists can study everything from coastal beaches to water more than 2000 fathoms deep. How to reap a harvest of edible foods from the sea is one of the projects under study. Jacques Piccard, well-known underwater researcher, has said: "There is no other place like the Port of Palm Beach for the testing and staging of deepwater submer-sibles." Taking heed of this ocean pioneer's remarks about the port, several industrial grants have moved ., V-,.:. f ?f ft jf 1 iM If L i ' I : -u ' ..4 I'tunu bv Juhnm Nit klas. louriis Jim hltiti Hutu: sn t - (Staff PholobyJohniiyNlcklas) SERENE BEAUTY A palm-lined Intracoastal Waterway is the view from scenic Flagler Drive, one (if the main traffic arteries through West Palm Beach to Riviera Beach. Beach and Singer Island, is a favorite recreation area for swimmers, boaters and picnickers. POPULAR SPOT Phil Foster Park, located off Blue Heron Bridge which spans the Intracoastal Waterway between Riviera North County Offers Suburban Living At Its Best NORTHERN PALM BEACH COUNTY All of you have read about the Industrial revo lution in this country before the tui l of the century and you know tat many of our major cities vere designed for the oenefi of the industrial giants, not th people. The factories came irst, and most of the people ived in what was left of hind art! buildings. tions and fixtures of dav, new Ideas are put Into effect by a forward looking council that counts Lake Park one of the fast developing areas in Northern Palm Beach County. A new library is being con structed In Lake Park this fall, and plans are In the making to develop Kelsey Park Into one of the finest recreation areas in Florida. part, to the number of modem Industries which have chosen to lucale in the immediate area. In Palm Beach Gardens, fur example, Mayor George Bon ner, like many of bis citizens, is an engineer at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft. Mayor Bonner attributes his city's growth to the availability of well laid-out and reasonably-priced lots, along with the highly- rated school system. Immediately adjoining North Palm Beach on the south side is Lake Park. Lake Park grew out of the old Kel-sevCitv. The Town Hall in Lake Park has been standing since the ll20's and still houses the old Mirror Ballroom, scene of many a "midsummer night's dream" in the early days. Yet here, among the tradi man's broken dream. Further development of the area was substantially delays! by World War II, and It was not until the early l!)."0's that any development of the area on a large scale began to take place. Now however, in lWiSi the dreams of residential communities are a reality, brought about by the expert planning of determined individuals. You enter Northern Palm Beach County on Highway U.S. 1 In the Village of Teques-lu. Here, about 1,500 residents enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of what city officials call "country club living at its best." reational activities available to the American individual ha.';, played a major role in bring ing new industries into areas where such an emphasis exists. One of Florida's finest ex amples of this type of home-planning is Northern Palm Beach County, remembered by area pioneers as the transportation center of southeast Florida In the 1890 s. Early attempts at settling this area in an organized fashion were all but wiped out during the early lD.'iO's, after the Depression. One can still walk through the west section of Lake Park today and see remnants of Kelsey City, one Sine that time, however, the gntit increases in population injhe United States have shlftedjthe fulcrum of city and town planning to the home It-seWr'wjicther It be a house or arC'uitirtment. Surprisingly cnwviKf, this new emphasis on thCllvpg conditions and rec FOREIGN CAR SERVICE through an unincorporated area of Palm Beach County known as Juno Beach. Here, a few residents have made their home, preferring the quiet and relative Isolation the area offers. From Juno Beach, still heading south on U.S. 1, you may turn back on Alternate A1A and enter the town of Juno, formerly the county seat of old Dade County. Juno is located directly on the Atlantic Ocean, and "old salts" from both Florida and other parts of the United States Intermingle here to enjoy the ocean spray and cool breezes in their everyday living. Founded in 19153, the town is actually on a peninsula that forms a high ridge overlooking the ocean and residents here will tell you if you like the beach, you'll love it here! North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, the next two cities south of Juno, are among the finest examples of planned living the state of Florida has to offer. Sheltered waterways flow quietly through these two residential areas, providing easy access to both Lake Worth and the Atlantic Ocean. Excellent golf facilities are provided in both "the Gardens" and North Palm Beach. Home of the famed P.G.A. National Golf Club, Palm Beach Gardens has been the scene of many important national golf tournaments. In eight years, the population of Palm Beach Gardens has grown from 213 people to 6,200. North Palm Beach recently celebrated the 10,000th resident's move to the city. Both city's rapid population growth has been due, in great Situated on the Loxahatchee River with its neighbor, the town of Jupiter, Tequesta offers its residents a variety of recreational activities, from quail, turkey and pheasant hunting to a leisurely game of golf on the village's private 18-hole golf course. Tequesta, founded In the early W50's, Is a modern village that emphasizes private homes and condominium living. Incorporated into this idea is the concept of the "llve-work-play" community In which one does not have to travel far to find what he needs whether It be recreation or groceries. Immediately south of Tequesta on U.S. 1, you will enter the town of Jupiter which straddles the Loxahatchee River. Not a new town by any measure, Jupiter Is steeped in the tradition and romance of the past. Deep layers of oyster shells near the Jupiter Inlet have shown traces of the campfires of prehistoric tribes who lived here as long ago as "i(K) B.C. Despite their understandable pride for the past, today's residents of Jupiter have their eye on the future. This year, Solitron Corporation announced plans to build a complex in Jupiter which will eventually employ upwards of 5(KI people. An ideal outdoor recreational area, Jupiter is the site of Palm Beach County's public beach. A new HMKI feet steel and concrete pier is soon to be constructed here, and the "crackers" will tell you you're not likely to fjnd better fishing anywhere! Immediately south of Jupiter, you will be traveling Get the AMPEX Sound! RESTORATION SPORTS & RACING ALL MAKES MUSICMATE MICRO 1 PLAYS ANY CASSETTE BATTERY POWERED USE IT ANYWHERE BIG, FULL SOUND HAS FAST-FORWARD! 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