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delray beach

delray beach is a south florida beach town located between west palm beach and boca raton in southeast florida. the area around delray beach was visited by indians, hunters, and runaway slaves through the 18 th and 19 th centuries. the first structure built in delray beach was the orange grove house of refuge in 1876. the orange grove house of refugee was one of nine buildings built on the east coast of florida to aid ship wreaked sailors. in 1884 a group of african-americans from north florida established a settlement just west of the house of refuge near present day downtown delray beach. in 1894 william linton founded a farming community south of the orange grove house of refuge called linton station. in 1903 jo sakai established the yamato colony west of town. sakai recruited farmers from his home town of miyazu japan to grow pineapples. the yamato colony was disbanded during WWII an it's land was confiscated by the federal government. the town of delray beach experienced rapid growth and development during the 1920's florida land boom. today delray beach is a very nice southeast florida beach resort town. of interest to the tourist is it's beautiful beach, excellent golf, several interesting museums, and a number of good restaurants and bars downtown. delray beach is not as expensive as near by palm beach and boca raton.

  • Last visit to Delray Beach: Oct 2012
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