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Mary Linehan

Born in Michigan, Mary Linehan was eight years old in 1925 when she came to Lantana. A 1933 graduate of Lake Worth High School, in 1940 she earned a B. S. in Education at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida.

Mrs. Linehan served as a teacher in Palm Beach County schools for 27 years. Her career as a school librarian spanned a further 13 years. She retired in 1976.

The first woman president of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County (1979-1981), she was also a director of the Florida Historical Society from 1983 to 1986.

Mrs. Linehan published "Early Lantana, Her Neighbors and More" in1980. With co-author Marjorie Watts Nelson she wrote "Pioneer Days on the Shores of Lake Worth 1873-1893," published in 1994.

The Town Council of Lantana appointed Mrs. Linehan “Town Historian” in 1987. In 1992 The Historical Society of Palm Beach County gave her its Judge Knott Award for promoting local history.

Mary Linehan died on July 19, 1998.

DISCLAIMER:

The Town of Lantana does not hold copyright over the original images in the Linehan Slide Collection. Responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright claims to the original images must be assumed by those wishing to reproduce the images.

Unidentified

Unidentified

17 photos

Bicentennial

Bicentennial

12 photos

West of Lantana

West of Lantana

4 photos

National Enquirer

National Enquirer

12 photos

Streets

Streets

24 photos

Lymans

Lymans

21 photos

Chaffins

Chaffins

28 photos

School

School

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PO & Railroad

PO & Railroad

8 photos

Maps

Maps

7 photos

Hurricane

Hurricane

16 photos

Churches

Churches

10 photos

People

People

66 photos

Misc

Misc

17 photos

Homes Island

Homes Island

17 photos

Homes

Homes

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Shell Shop

Shell Shop

7 photos

Business

Business

101 photos

Bridge & Fish

Bridge & Fish

18 photos

Beach & Lake

Beach & Lake

72 photos