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Friday, September 09, 2005
Happy Birthday Broward

Broward County will celebrate its 90th birthday on October 1. In honor of the landmark celebration, the Broward County Historical Commission will host a special brown bag lunch program:

Thursday, September 15, at noon
Historical Commission Museum
151 S.W. Second Street, downtown Fort Lauderdale

The Brown Bag Historic Lunch Program will feature a PowerPoint presentation with photos and descriptions of Broward County's early inhabitants, combined with important places and major events that shaped the development of Broward.

Broward County became Florida’s 51st county on October 1, 1915. The county, which is 24 miles north to south and 48 miles east to west, was created from portions of Dade and Palm Beach counties.

When the county was created, it had a population of approximately 4,700 people. They celebrated the day Broward became a county with festivities in the new county seat, Fort Lauderdale, including picnic lunches, a parade, concert and speeches from newly elected County Commissioners. They envisioned Broward County as Apotentially the richest county in Florida.”

Long-time Broward residents are encouraged to attend and participate in the brown bag lunch program by sharing their stories of their early years here. To share your memories or to obtain more information, call Broward County historian Helen Landers at 954-765-4670.

The program is free. Coffee, cold drinks and sweets will be provided.

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