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In 1987, an iron cannon was found by two surfers who reported it to the lifeguard, Peter Leo, on Jupiter Beach. Two days later, the same lifeguard found the cannon while swimming and contacted Captain Dominic Addario, a master mariner and marina owner, for help investigating the mysterious find. Throughout two weeks, they discovered more cannons, then silver “pieces of eight”, rare gold coins, and a 78-pound ingot of silver!

Later to be known at “Jupiter Wreck,” the artifacts and treasure was found to be from the wreck of San Miguel De Archangel in 1659. According to archival records, this ship was most likely an “aviso”, a relatively fast ship whose goal was to carry crown documents to Mexican colonies from Spain, and report back to the monarchy

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Art Palm Beach, the largest running and most prestigious mid-winter art fair is heading back to Palm Beach County this January. The Art Fair is coming to the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach.

The Art Fair is in its 23rd year and features more than 85 local and international galleries all under one roof. The famous Art Fair is run and operated by Next Level Fairs. During this year’s Art Palm Beach, visitors will take part in an immersive art experience as they stroll through art and collections that reflect on today’s society and culture. Next Level Fairs also founded Art Miami and Art Hong Kong.

The works will be presented in every medium including paintings, ceramics, installations, special exhibits, photography, sculptures and much

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The little beach town of Hobe Sound has quite a few interesting features and tales you may never have heard of. Here are 10 interesting facts about beautiful Hobe Sound:

1. The town was named after the Native American tribe that resided in the area in the 1600s. The Jobe and Tequesta Indians (hence where the neighboring town of Tequesta also got its name) were discovered when a British cargo ship, The Reformation- carrying sugar, rum, beef and molasses from Jamaica to New England- sank off the north end of the Jupiter Inlet. Captain Jonathan Dickinson and his crew of 25 men befriended the natives and gave Hobe Sound its name in their honor in 1699. 

2. In the early 1900s, Hobe Sound was also known as "Olympia" because the 12,000 acres of the

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The Road to Victory Military Museum in Stuart makes the perfect destination for those looking to experience WWII history first-hand.

The Museum features military vehicles, WWII encampments, camp victory children’s area and Mini ‘boot camp’, WWII Battle Re-enactment, Weapons Demonstrations, and more. Their displays of historical artifacts, uniforms, photographs, and vehicles both historical and personal, pay homage to America’s heroes while informing and educating the public of their noble endeavors and our freedoms as Americans.

Where: 319 SE Stypmann Blvd. Stuart, FL 34994

Click here for more information.

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Quaker merchant Jonathan Dickinson, after whom South Florida’s beloved Jonathan Dickinson State Park is named, was on a business trip from Jamaica to Philadelphia in 1669 when on September 23rd his ship foundered and ran ashore off of what is now Jupiter Island.

From there Dickinson and his family made a grueling and perilous two-month trek to St. Augustine. During the journey Dickinson recorded much of what they encountered in his journal which in-turn became the first detailed account of the Palm Beach region, it describes, among other things, several Florida’s now vanished early Indian tribes.

Here’s a short expert from Dickinson’s thoroughly interesting journal:

After we had traveled about five miles along the deep sand, the sun being

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There is a lot to see and do in Stuart. If you are looking to explore local history, here are a few places that you and your family are sure to enjoy.

The Elliott Museum

The Elliott Museum enriches the Stuart community through its wide variety of exhibits, collections, classes, and lectures, all designed to serve the interests of the people who live in and visit the Treasure Coast. The Elliott Museum is particularly great for car-enthusiast as it houses a variety of early 20th century automobiles.

Location: 825 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996

The Stuart Heritage Museum

The Stuart Heritage Museum at 161 Southwest Flagler Avenue in Stuart, Florida, is a local history museum located in a historic 2-story frame building built in 1901 by

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While Martin and St. Lucie counties have a lot to treasure—like their blue ocean waters and preserved natural environment—the so-called “Treasure Coast” actually got in a rather interesting way.

In 1715, a Plate Fleet (plate referring to the Spanish word for "silver") was collecting new wealth from the American possessions of the Spanish Empire to transport it to Spain. Upon their route back, the fleet encountered a severe hurricane, causing 10 of its 11 ships to sink offshore near the St. Lucie Inlet, scattering their gold, silver, and jewels all over the seafloor. 

This particular fleet was especially rich, as it was the first sent to collect revenue from the New World in over a decade. From 1700 to 1714, most of Western Europe was at war over

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The popular Broadway Musical Hamilton is coming to Kravis Center in West Palm Beach this January. Hamilton is set to take over the Kravis Center Tuesday, January 28th through Sunday, February 16th and tickets are selling out quick.

The Tony-Award Winning Musical opened on Broadway in August 2015 and is continuing to sell out every show. The musical tells the story of the American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton through music and show tunes. Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and later became America’s first Treasury Secretary.

The musical is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes long with a 15-minute intermission. Tickets are still available to purchase.

Hamilton Show Times:

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Check your calendars for the Jupiter’s Annual Citizens’ Academy Program Jupiter U. The Town of Jupiter hosts the event several times a year and as of today Monday, January 6th registration is now open for the tours.

Throughout the year, the Town will host many residents for their Jupiter U tours. The tours are aimed for those who know and love everything about the lifestyle, history and living in Jupiter. The tours kick off with a welcome session at the historic Civic Center in Jupiter and will include a tour of the Dubois House, Train Depot Tour, Riverbend History Tour, and much more.

Jupiter U is a great and unique opportunity for residents to learn about government and lifestyle of their town. The tours are offered every spring and registration is now

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If you’re from the Jupiter area, you probably have many childhood memories splashing around the shallow lagoon of DuBois Park. Some of the best family time of my childhood was spent searching for crabs, attempting to catch small fish with a toy net in the mangroves, and eating grilled hotdogs on the warm sand.

While the unique estuary is a joy to explore, there is also a rich history behind DuBois Park. At the top of the “Indian mound”, a large pile of mollusk shells built by indigenous Native Americans, in the center of the park is a house made of Florida pine that was once home to early Florida pioneers, Harry and Susan DuBois. Harry bought 18 acres south of the Jupiter Inlet that he had long admired for its ridge of Indian shell mound, and he needed

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