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The following account is written by Rick Herter, Internationally Recognized Historical Aviation Artist,  back seat qualified participant of Operation Noble Eagle, and resident of Palm Beach.  Herter actually flew over "Ground Zero" during Operation Noble Eagle (see photo below).  Photography is by Herter, as is painting.  The following account is as it was recounted to him by the first pilots to scramble. Eternal gratitude to all the heroes who protect America and all who reside here.   At Otis Air National Guard Base on Cape Cod, the morning of September 11, 2001, was sunny with blue skies and unlimited visibility. For pilots, maintenance personnel, and the Fighter Jets of the 102nd Fighter Wing on Cape Cod it was business as…
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As they say, “a day late and a dollar short,” but in fact, we are years and years too late! Read on and be astonished about what you could buy for $1.00 back in the day. In 1821, land in Jupiter was sold for just $1.00 an acre! Florida became a formal state of the colonies in 1821 and a property-owner named Don Eusebio Gomez considered releasing acreage he owned.

In 1815, the King and Queen of Spain had awarded Don Eusebio Gomez 12,000 acres. The land was an area bordering the Indian and Loxahatchee Rivers, as well as a barrier island between the Jupiter Inlet and the St. Lucie Inlet.

The granted land to Gomez was for his “services to the crown.”  He was a merchant/shipper and a defender of St. Augustine. When Florida became a U.S. territory all

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In 1987 a Jupiter Beach lifeguard discovered cannons and anchors at the Jupiter Inlet Wreck Site. Jupiter Wreck, Inc., of Jupiter, was formed in 1988 and acquired the necessary permits in 1990 to excavate. The initial quest around the area produced several thousand Spanish pieces of eight gold bars, and one large, 80-pound silver bar.

The Jupiter Beach shipwreck is believed to be the San Miguel Archangel, an aviso. An aviso was a ship used to carry Royal correspondence, passengers, and special cargo for the King of Spain and Viceroys. The research discovered that 33 passengers survived the shipwreck. The passengers were found stranded at Jupiter Inlet in 1660.

The San Miguel Archangel is documented to have sailed in 1659 from Havana, Cuba,

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You have an opportunity to walk on a spiral staircase with 105 steps to the top of the red structure for a panoramic vantage point of Jupiter waterways and vistas. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is a 108-foot historical landmark on a riverfront site with historical displays and natural features.

Operated by the nonprofit Loxahatchee River Historical Society, the waterfront lighthouse, and grounds exhibits feature over 5,000 years of regional history.

In addition to offering climbing tours of the landmark 1860 lighthouse, it is the site of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area, National Conservation Lands.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is also a historical museum. There is a Pier overlooking the Loxahatchee River, an Old Florida

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Who wants to pet a real dinosaur? Kids who love "Jurassic Park" will have a unique chance to play paleontologist at The Palm Beach Museum of Natural History's Jurassic Camp. The Palm Beach Museum of Natural History's Jurassic Camp is in The Mall at Wellington Green, 10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 172, Wellington. The museum's popular summer youth camp and is open now through August 5 and walk-ins are accepted.

Now through August 5, 2022, kids of all ages (5+) are invited to become junior paleontologists, geologists, and archaeologists at Jurassic Camp at The Palm Beach Museum of Natural History. Tucked inside The Mall at Wellington Green, kids enjoy hands-on, STEAM-based multidisciplinary learning, games, and activities, from identifying Ice Age

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Experience Palm Beach County’s living history at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach. This is a 10-acre park at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The living history exhibit is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is an interactive, educational, fun experience for all.

Interpreters share stories about what life was like in South Florida before 1940. The site includes a school, a blacksmith shop, a farm, several houses, and a general store. Discover merchandise that highlights the people and ideas of early Florida. Shoppers of all ages will be delighted by our unique items at the General Store.

Yesteryear Village hosts summer programs and accommodates field trips and large groups. Visitors are invited to step back

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The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum in Boca Raton invites you to their “50 Years of Collecting” exhibit. The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum is in Boca Raton's Historic Town Hall and is owned and operated by the Boca Raton Historical Society. The Museum presents a variety of interactive and immersive exhibits.

The museum’s new temporary exhibit includes everything from Floy Mitchell’s flapper dress to a circa 2000 Votomatic voting machine. These items show the breadth of the Boca Raton Historical Society’s collections that have been acquired over the past half-century, and tells a story about how Boca Raton has grown and changed since its establishment as a farming village in the 1890s.   

If you are interested in more information about the

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Formally known as Whitehall, The Flagler Museum is one of the most famous landmarks and homes on Palm Beach Island. The grand estate features more than 100,000 square feet filled with some of the most important Palm Beach history and history about The Gilded Age. 

The home belonged to Henry M Flagler, an American Industrialist and Founder of Standard Oil. The marvelous home was a gift to his wife Mary as a wedding gift. The home was commissioned by Flagler to Hastings and Carrere and was completed in 1902. Carrere and Hastings were also architects for other famous landmarks during the time, the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, and the New York Public Library to name a few. 

The elegant estate features white marble columns and a red barrel

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Jupiter residents have cherished childhood memories of splashing around the shallow lagoon of DuBois Park and investigating the DuBois Pioneer Home. The grounds and estuary are a joy to explore. DuBois Park has a rich history. Within the park is a house made of Florida pine that was once home to early Florida pioneers, Harry, and Susan DuBois.

Built in 1898, the DuBois Pioneer Home is one of the last remaining historic homesteads of its type in unincorporated northern Palm Beach County. Located along the Jupiter Inlet in Palm Beach County’s DuBois Park, “the house on the hill” is a historic example of a self-sufficient South Florida Pioneer homestead.

The house is built atop of a Native American shell rock midden. The DuBois home, constructed in

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Jupiter U returns this April for Jupiter residents to learn about different services, history, and community events held in Jupiter. Jupiter U sessions are a great way to get out there and meet your Jupiter neighbors and learn all about the town you call home. 

Tours being offered this April:

Wednesday, April 20th: Dubois Pioneer Home History Tour at 10 am

Thursday, April 21st: Dubois Pioneer Home History Tour at 10 am

Monday, April 25th: Inlet Village Walking Tour at 10 am

Tuesday, April 26th: Jupiter Police Department Tour at 10 am

Thursday, April 28th: Parks and Open Space Trolley Tour at 2 pm

Friday, April 29th: Parks and Open Space Classroom Tour at 2 pm

To register for any of these upcoming events happening in Jupiter,

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