Among the early settlers who helped to transform a stretch of Florida wilderness into a modern city was Hiram F. Hammon, first homesteader of what is now Palm Beach; and this account of him and what he did has been gathered from family recollections, intimate papers of the Hammon and Lanehart families, and several authoritative publications.
Trumbull, Marian R.
"Hiram F. Hammon, Homesteader of Palm Beach,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 19
, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol19/iss2/6