Saturday, May 5, 2012

Florida History: Fort Lauderdale beach goers 1945 ... and now

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By Jane Feehan

During the 1940s it was easier to capture and publicize the number of Fort Lauderdale beach goers than it might be today. A report published by the Fort Lauderdale Daily News (June 5, 1945, pg. 3) from Porter Reynolds, supervisor of Parks and Recreation for the city, indicated the following for the month of May, 1945:

26,723 persons used the beach with a daily average of 863
9,177 swimmers, including military personnel, used the Las Olas Casino Pool
6,131 people used the lockers at the Casino pool
408 people used the municipal tennis courts
2,168 used the city’s shuffleboard courts

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