Lake Worth History

35 some bikers joined a Community bike ride of Lake Worth’s Historic past.  Mr. Ted Brownstein led the tour which met at the Calvary Methodist Church.                                  DSCN3809This is part of the events honoring Martin Luther King  ( (Jan. 15, 1929 = April 4, 1968)     The tour covered 5 miles across the southern part of Lake Worth.  We learned about the very first settlers the Jaega indians and primarily the the first settlers, Samuel and Fannie James who received the official papers of ownership in 1887,  part of the homestead act.         DSCN3797 The Bahamian blacks were coming over on trading ships and found homes in established black settlements, mainly in the coastal areas.   We passed the unity wall which is a left over from the segregation era.  This wall separated the community by colour.  We listened to stories that are painful to hear.    Fannie and Samuel James began the first post office and are remembered with a memorial at our current Post Office.                                                    Black Diamonds Memorial

Black Diamonds Memoria 

DSCN3867 DSCN3873The tour ended downtown at the  Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Pathway to Freedom.      

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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