Diner Fort Lauderdale Broward County South Florida
Lauderdale Lester's Diner
Diner - Lesters on State Road 84 near the Port Everglades
has been an icon in Fort Lauderdale for many a year. Originally
catering to truckers, the diner has served up enough home
cooking over the years to make itself a landmark. Unfortunately,
things have changed, in fact, there is no longer any parking
for semi-trucks. The Diner portion is still pretty much
as it has been, and the food's still good, but it's one
of the few real diners left in south Florida. (editors
note: Many a time I went there with the family in the late
1960's / early 1970's, and my wife and I still go there
occasionally today, usually for breakfast).
Diner - 250 SW 24 Street (State Road 84) just west
of Andrews Avenue and the railroad tracks.
Lesters originally looked a lot like this
model, available below:
more about South Florida.
Lauderdale, Florida - Images of America -Taking its name
from a fortification established more than 160 years ago during
the Second Seminole War, Fort Lauderdale boasts a history stretching
back 5,000 years before the first white settlers arrived in
the eighteenth century. From beautiful tales of the “mysterious”
New River that helped launch the community to more recent stories
of rum running and gambling, segregation and integration, and
boom and bust, the history of this Florida city is told here
through the everyday lives of those who lived it.
Lauderdale: In Vintage Postcards -Fort Lauderdale: In Vintage
Sights and Scenes of Fort Lauderdale -While enjoying some
of the Fort Lauderdale 300 plus days of sunshine each year and
average temperature of 77 degrees, you may not have time to
shoot your own photos. To the rescue comes this complete assortment
of beautiful sights and scenes--yours to share and enjoy.
Images of America -Located on Florida Gold Coast, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
is noted for its beach activities, living reef system, and family-oriented
lifestyle. The quiet beauty of the sea and sand amid friendly
low-rise lodgings and quaint stores and restaurants draws visitors
to this thriving paradise year-round. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
developed slowly around the original platted land set down by
William F. Morang in 1924 as he and others promoted a land boom.
The completion of the Flagler Railroad by 1900 paved the way
for regional growth. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea lacked a railroad
terminal and remained undeveloped in the early years. Melvin
I. Anglin pioneered in chartering the town in 1927 and became
its first mayor. Two hurricanes and the 1929 stock market crash
burst the real estate bubble, leading to the demise of the charter
in 1933. In 1947, citizens drew up a new charter that was certified
by the state legislature two years later. Construction of the
Anglin Pier in 1941 and the Commercial Boulevard Bridge over
the Intracoastal Waterway in 1965 broke down the isolation of
Land: A Journey Through the Florida Everglades -In 1948,
the Army Corps of Engineers launched a project to deal with
flooding in Florida's Everglades by building a system of canals,
levees and spillways. Misunderstanding the complexities of the
ecosystem they were trying to control, the engineers drained
the Everglades. In this knowledgeable and carefully researched
overview, Levin, a naturalist, writer and photographer, recounts
the many negative effects this drainage has had on wildlife
and plant life. Half of the original Everglades area has been
converted to housing and farmland; the wilderness's ability
to recover from natural disasters such as hurricanes has been
compromised by human error. Levin, who covered the area by foot,
boat and plane, successfully evokes the Everglades of yesterday
and today, and details the possibilities that exist for its
Then & Now -A look at the history of Miami, with stunning
contemporary and historic photography and captions describing
the development of this famous city. Part of the highly successful
"Then and Now" series, this book looks at the changes
in this exciting city.
of Fort Lauderdale: A Pioneer Family of New River -A well
crafted, a story unique to its time and place but...as familiar
as one's own family history.
Seminole Wars, 1817-1858 - Among the most well known of
Florida's native peoples, the Seminole Indians frustrated troops
of militia and volunteer soldiers for decades during the first
half of the nineteenth century in the ongoing struggle to keep
hold of their ancestral lands. While careers and reputations
of American military and political leaders were made and destroyed
in the mosquito-infested swamps of Florida's interior, the Seminoles
and their allies, including the Miccosukee tribe and many escaped
slaves, managed to wage war on their own terms. The study of
guerrilla warfare tactics employed by the Seminoles may have
aided modern American forces fighting in Viet Nam, Cambodia,
and other regions. Years before the first shots of the Civil
War were fired, Florida witnessed a clash of wills and ways
that prompted three wars unlike any others in Americas history,
although many of the same policies and mistakes were made in
the Indian wars west of the Mississippi.
Dixie Highway - See some pictures of the original brick
Old Dixie Highway here in central Florida.
Diner Then and Now - Features pictures of all those Stainless
Steel Diners from The 40,s & 50,s. And listings of at least
most of the Diner Builders from the past & present. Also,
five typical menus are illustrated, dating from the "dog
wagons" of the 1890s to the "blue plate specials"
featured in the 1950s and '60s.
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