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Established by pioneer familes on the shores of Lake Worth prior to 1894

Scans of "Rediscovered" Information

1908 Pioneer Picnic Press

1896 Deeds, Mortgages, etc Abstracts

1896 Deeds, Mortgages, etc Abstracts

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This is a scan of the oldest news clipping we have on the 1908 Pioneer Picnic.  Newspaper unknown.

1896 Deeds, Mortgages, etc Abstracts

1896 Deeds, Mortgages, etc Abstracts

1896 Deeds, Mortgages, etc Abstracts

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Business directory for the "LAK" area.  Note there are misspelled names and incorrect intitials.  Scan of copy from an 1896 directory.


Source:  Written & acknowledged by The Bacon & Adams Abstract Co of Jacksonville & Ocala.  P. 260 of the Florida State Gazette.


July 8, 1951 News Story

1896 Deeds, Mortgages, etc Abstracts

Ancestry, July 2009, p. 97

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Scan of  "Found in Pierce Papers:  List of 'Lake Worth Pioneers'" 


Published in the Palm Beach Post-Times.   Faint handwriting on the side shows some corrections, but most illegible; a photocopy.  

Ancestry, July 2009, p. 97

Ancestry, July 2009, p. 97

Ancestry, July 2009, p. 97

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Ancestry is the Geneaological Society of Palm Beach County's newsletter.  Full of great information, this information regarding "Where the pioneers came from" was compiled by our own Marjorie Watts Nelson.

Ancestry, July 2009, p. 98

Ancestry, July 2009, p. 97

Ancestry, July 2009, p. 98

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List of Pioneers, birth & date dates, and where from--this is the first page.


Ancestry is the Geneaological Society of Palm Beach County's newsletter.  Full of great information; this was compiled by our own Marjorie Watts Nelson.

Ancestry, July 2009, p. 99

Ancestry, July 2009, p. 97

Ancestry, July 2009, p. 98

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Second page of the list of Pioneers, birth & death dates, and where from.


Ancestry is the Geneaological Society of Palm Beach County's newsletter.  Full of great information, this was compiled by our own Marjorie Watts Nelson.

1919 Pioneer Picnic photo

1919 Pioneer Picnic photo

1919 Pioneer Picnic photo

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 From a 1923 source, this photo is accompanied by text with all the names of attendees.

1951 Pioneer Picnic

1919 Pioneer Picnic photo

1919 Pioneer Picnic photo

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This is part 1 and has been edited to lighten/brighten the very yellowed newspaper clipping.  There is no newspaper source.  See part 2 for the list of attendees.

1951 Pioneer Picnic

1919 Pioneer Picnic photo

May 2, 1952 Pioneer Picnic

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This is part 2 of the newspaper clipping (no source).  It includes 2 more photos including Youngest & Oldest.  Text includes a listing of all photographed.  This has been edited to lighten/brighten the very yellowed newspaper clipping.

May 2, 1952 Pioneer Picnic

Mystery People--need your help!

May 2, 1952 Pioneer Picnic

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This is part 1 and is a scan of the professional photograph (appears someone obtained the B & W photograph from the paper).  See part 2 for the list of attendees.  Source:  Palm Beach Times

May 2, 1952 Pioneer Picnic

Mystery People--need your help!

Mystery People--need your help!

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This is part 2--the back of the photo.  This lists the attendees in the photo.  This appears to be the more accurate list of attendees.

Mystery People--need your help!

Mystery People--need your help!

Mystery People--need your help!

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We know this is Lillie Pierce Voss on the left (first white girl born between Jupiter and Miami), but the other people are a mystery.  Judging by Lillie, this may be the late 1950's or early 1960's.  Pioneer Picnic photos from 1966 show her looking much older.  

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