Eliot Kleinberg, The Palm Beach Post

Eliot Kleinberg

The Palm Beach Post

West Palm Beach, FL, United States

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Past articles by Eliot:

Florida history: The Chautauqua Assembly’s connection to the Sunshine State

Florida history: Officials went south looking for a winter home and ended up in DeFuniak Springs, a planned community set up in 1883. → Read More

Florida history: Tampa’s ties to Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders

As Miami was a small fishing village and Key West was exposed, Tampa was the ideal assembly point for troops before the Spanish-American war → Read More

Florida history: The University of Tampa and legacy of Henry B. Plant

The significant contributions to the development of Florida and Tampa Bay reflect the time, energy and money Henry Plant dedicated to the state. → Read More

Florida history: The sad fate of the David Cosson family

As family members began to depart from a Friday evening gathering, U.S. Army Air Force pilots accidentally dropped bombs on their home → Read More

Florida history: The story of West Palm Beach’s murderous postmistress

On trial for murder and declared insane, Lena Clarke invoked the spirit world in her defense of killing former lover and co-worker Fred Miltimore → Read More

Florida history: German prisoners of war – the enemy in our midst

German prisoners of war at camps in the Sunshine State had it pretty good compared to their U.S. counterparts in Europe → Read More

Florida history: City where state’s first constitution was written has been washed away

How a town on the Gulf Coast of Florida that existed only for nine years made history, and then vanished → Read More

Florida history: State park near Tallahassee is an archaeological – and a modern – marvel

Whether for nature lovers, history buffs, environmentalists or even film aficionados, Wakulla Springs has something – and lots of it – for everyone → Read More

Florida history: The role of the ‘Binder Boys’ in the land boom of the 1920s

Flipping ‘binders’ among buyers as well as themselves, young businessmen made fortunes buying and selling property before the real estate bubble burst → Read More

Florida history: Remembering the Everglades ValuJet plane crash

Aircraft slammed nose-first into the swamplands of the Everglades National Park just west of the Miami International Airport minutes into the air. There were no survivors. → Read More

Florida history: What’s behind the mystery of Coral Castle?

Though not really a castle and not really made of coral, world-famous structure built by one man is considered an engineering marvel → Read More

Florida history: State’s best-known spring has been famous since the 1800s

Whether from a glass-bottom boat or from a canoe or kayak, visitors savor a deep view of the area’s pristine waters or its natural beauty and wildlife → Read More

Florida history: A look at some of Florida’s failed attractions

Here are a few Florida attractions whose fate was sealed upon the arrival of Disney World and other popular theme parks → Read More

Florida history: The bloodiest day ever for the FBI

1986 gunfight between FBI officers and two violent bank robbers outside Miami led to reforms for both federal and local law enforcement agencies. → Read More

Florida history: The monster of Cedar Key

As mayor of Cedar Key, Billy Cottrell reigned as a tyrant until U.S. forces chased him away → Read More

Florida history: Which is the oldest state college in Florida?

With a rich history, Florida A&M University boasts that it is the nation’s top producer of Blacks at the bachelor-degree level → Read More

A timeline of Palm Beach County schools superintendents dating back to 1900

The list of Palm Beach County superintendents include familiar names, some now carried by area schools. John I. Leonard, Howell L. Watkins, Robert W. Fulton. → Read More

Florida history: Remembering some of Florida’s famous actors

Whether in a leading role or part of the supporting cast, you’ll recognize these actors whose path to the big screen passed through the Sunshine State → Read More

Florida history: How the state’s Treasure Coast got its name

Collective name for Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties is derived from Spanish booty lost at sea → Read More

Florida history: In Gainesville, two state parks like no others

Bowl-shaped cavity 12 stories deep leads to miniature rainforest; Paynes Prairie – Florida’s first state preserve – is now a National Natural Landmark → Read More