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From Shorpy: Palm Walk, Palm Beach, FL 1897

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After a long absence I have rediscovered Shorpy, the online vintage photo site. The link below leads to an 1897 photo of a waterside walk lined with coconut palms. They look like a dwarf, not tall, variety. Anyone agree? Great photo.

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kinzyjr
10 minutes ago, PalmatierMeg said:

After a long absence I have rediscovered Shorpy, the online vintage photo site. The link below leads to an 1897 photo of a waterside walk lined with coconut palms. They look like a dwarf, not tall, variety. Anyone agree? Great photo.

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Definitely stout and pretty low to the ground to be a mature tall... I'd have to agree.

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bubba

The Providencia crashed dropping its 20,000 Trinidad coconuts in 1879. No Maypan cultivars existed at this time. These were baby Trinidad coconuts, likely grown by the Lainhart’s or Potter’s. That appears to be the bike trail and I can tell you from personal knowledge that they were not dwarfs!

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38 minutes ago, bubba said:

The Providencia crashed dropping its 20,000 Trinidad coconuts in 1879. No Maypan cultivars existed at this time. These were baby Trinidad coconuts, likely grown by the Lainhart’s or Potter’s. That appears to be the bike trail and I can tell you from personal knowledge that they were not dwarfs!

Makes a lot of sense considering the short amount of time between the Providencia and the time of the photo.

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Missi

Fascinating! And looking at what I can see of the house, it's interesting how house styles haven't changed much since then!

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