93. The Palm Beach Chronicles: Hotels, Scandals, and Clubs

We continue our investigation into Palm Beach this week with a journey into Henry M. Flagler and his hotels, The Royal Poinciana and The Breakers, that put this exclusive Florida community on the map, and investigate the urban legend of Palm Beach removing the laborers who built these magnificent buildings.

Last, we take a peek into the exclusive club scene with the details on The Everglades, The Bath and Tennis, and The Palm Beach Country Club. 

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Fatal Charms: And Other Tales of Today, by Dominick Dunne (Amazon link)

The Women of Palm Beach, by Dominick Dunne, April 1986, Vanity Fair (archive.vanityfair.com)

Private clubs of Palm Beach very hush hush — then came Mar-a-Lago (palmbeachdailynews.com)

History of Palm Beach (townofpalmbeach.com)

Henry Flagler, his town, and the fire (staugustine.com)

How much does it cost to join the Palm Beach Bath and Tennis Club? – Racket Source (racketsource.com)

John Volk Spotlight: The Everglades Club (YouTube link)

Palm Beach: Where the Gilded Age never ended (YouTube link)

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