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History of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Hugh Taylor Birch (1848-1943), a Chicago attorney and former counsel for Standard Oil, was sailing a small boat from Hobe Sound in the 1890s when a storm drove him near Fort Lauderdale's harbor. Rescued, he was brought to Stranahan’s camp along the New River. Boat mishap aside, there was something about Fort Lauderdale that brought...
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Lance Bass to Serve as “Love is Love” Ambassador at Historic LGBT Beach Wedding in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Former *NSYNC member and Dancing with the Stars alum, Lance Bass, will be the official “Love is Love” ambassador during a landmark sunrise beach wedding and vow renewal for 100 LGBT and straight couples from across the country and around the world. Hosted by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), the “Love is...
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Gale Hotel Coming to Fort Lauderdale

A slice of South Beach is coming to Fort Lauderdale. Developers have announced plans to build the Gale Boutique Hotel & Residences, a 96-room hotel and neighboring 128-unit condo building, on a parcel of land near the Intracoastal between Las Olas and Sunrise boulevards. Construction on the roughly $120 million project is expected to start late this...
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The Lauderdale Beach Hotel We Knew

In 1936 noted Miami Beach architect Roy F. France was hired by Fort Lauderdale banker James Knight to design the three-story, 60-room Lauderdale Beach Hotel. This deluxe facility just north of Las Olas Boulevard was designed in the prevalent Art Deco style. It was the first hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach and it was so...
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