Growing Up in Northern Palm Beach County:: Boomer Memories from Dairy Belle to Double Roads

A childhood in Florida's charming Northern Palm Beach County creates genuine nostalgia for sun, sand and running barefoot under palm trees. Those memories include hurricanes and Hetzel Brothers Christmases, Sir Harry Oakes's haunted mansion and James Munroe Munyon's Fountain of Youth. The once quaint little coastal towns from Riviera Beach to Jupiter are now much larger, but the memories of s'mores and summer camps remain. Author Ruth Hartman Berge weaves memories of a boomer childhood in Northern Palm Beach County with the history of the people and the places so many loved in this glimpse into a Florida that no longer exists.

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By Andrea (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) · ★★★★★ · October 16, 2014
I absolutely love this book! It was funny and informative about Northern Palm Beach County. I have lived in Palm Beach County for over 20 years and I didn't know too much about the history of Northern Palm Beach County until I read this book. I especially loved the stories about the author's memo... ...more
By Janet (Palm Beach, FL) · ★★★★☆ · November 11, 2014
Ruth Hartman Berge has penned a delightful and captivating memoir of growing up in Northern Palm Beach County during the 1960s and 1970s. Her candid and sometimes hysterical descriptions of childhood amid the pines, palms, waterways and beaches provide a vivid and compelling snapshot small town l... ...more
By Pamela (Westport, MA) · ★★★★★ · December 19, 2014
Ruth grew up in Delray Beach in a house that still exists and is on the historic register. Her stories of life in northern Palm Beach County add insight to our history here, as well as delight and laughter. ...more
By Linda Marie · ★★★★☆ · January 28, 2015
No matter where you grew up or in what era, you'll enjoy this book...BUT.... even moreso if you happen to be from the 'boomer' generation and happened to live near the ocean! Each chapter in Berges book is a special memory wrapped up in an anecdote, some with black and white pictures of then and... ...more