• Sunrise over the Fort George River in the Timucuan Preserve.

    Timucuan

    Ecological & Historic Preserve Florida

Further Reading

Links:

Origin of American Beach Street Names

Essay on American Beach by Dr. Carolyn Williams, Professor of History at the University of North Florida

Books:

An American Beach for African Americans, by Marsha Dean Phelts, University Press of Florida, 1997.

American Beach: A Saga of Race, Wealth, and Memory, by Russ Rymer, HarperCollins, 1998. (Out of Print)

For more information:

A. L. Lewis Historical Society at American Beach
P. O. Box 15563
Fernandina Beach, FL32035

American Beach Property Owners Association

P. O. Box 6123
Fernandina Beach, FL32035

Thank you to Marsha Dean Phelts, historian for American Beach (see her book, listed above) and tour leader, for historical information and quotes from her book on the history of American Beach. She can be reached at 904.261.0175.

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