This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or depicted in a fictitious manner or are used with permission. Any other resemblance to persons, living or dead, or real events is purely coincidental.
While I make several references to characters who were key in the preservation of Delray Beach, most of them are fictional. This is by no means meant to offend the actual people who were responsible. It was merely done in an effort to afford historical credence to my fictional characters.
Although there is a great deal of historical information mixed in with this story, most of it comes from personal accounts, rather than reference material. In the case of quotations, I reference the source directly in the material.
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Delray Beach, Florida is as rich in its history and tradition as any city in Palm Beach County. Since the turn of the twentieth century, it has been home to some of South Florida’s most creative and influential people. Many of the same families, who built Delray, still carry the names of their forefathers.
Two such families are the Foxes and the Petersons. The first is acclaimed for their meteoric rise from sharecroppers to billionaires. The second is notorious for their fall from the financial elite to penniless obscurity. More than century after Adam Fox and Garrison Peterson first met on that train platform in Linton (Delray’s former name), the last surviving members from both their clans are on their way home
The following is a tale of the chaos that ensues when the great-granddaughter of one man collides with the great-grandson of the other.