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Historical Markers and War Memorials in American Beach
American Beach, Florida and Vicinity
▶ Nassau County (49) ▶ Baker County (16) ▶ Duval County (210) ▶ Camden County, Georgia (44) ▶ Charlton County, Georgia (10)
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|NaNa, the tallest dune in Florida, is a protected landmark due largely to the efforts of MaVynne Betsch (January 14, 1935-September 5, 2005), widely known as the "Beach Lady." Betsch, who once performed opera in London, Paris and Germany, returned . . . — — Map (db m59606) HM|
|During the period of racial segregation, African Americans were barred from most
of the beaches in Florida. American Beach was founded in 1935 to provide African
Americans with beach access in a resort atmosphere. Nana, as the sand dune . . . — — Map (db m58907) HM|
|The Franklintown community was first populated by ex-slaves from the Samuel Harrison plantation. Franklintown Chapel's congregation was organized in 1880 by Trinity M.E. Church, located in the City of Fernandina at the north end of Amelia Island. . . . — — Map (db m58542) HM|
|American Beach was established in 1935 under the leadership of Abraham Lincoln Lewis, one of seven co-founders of the Afro-American Life Insurance Company, and one of Florida’s first black millionaires. His vision was to create a beach resort as a . . . — — Map (db m58868) HM|
|American Beach, founded in 1935, was a renowned beach for Blacks during the segregation era when African Americans could not go to public beaches. In the early development of American Beach, a few private homes were built, including one hidden deep . . . — — Map (db m60434) HM|