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By Sally J. Ling While Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railroad serviced the eastern portion of southern Florida communities beginning in 1896, it wasn’t until 1926 that the competing Seaboard Air Line Railway pushed south to Miami and serviced the western portion of these communities. Deerfield’s station was built on ...

By Sally J. Ling He would come to the pier about noon every day, walk midway out, unfold his chair, and open his cooler. Popping a cold one, he’d stare out at the ocean. Back in 1958, this New York City lawyer considered his patch of wooden planks: “The best ...

By Sally Ling First Zion Missionary Baptist Church As Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railroad pushed south toward Miami in 1896, African-Americans, many from Miami and the Bahamas, and white folks from states farther north moved into the primitive South Florida area that is now Deerfield Beach. By 1902, about ...