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  • Lillie Pierce Voss (1876 - 1967)
    Lillie Pierce Voss, formerly of Hypoluxo, was the first non-Native American child born between Jupiter and Miami. As a child she learned to interact with the local Seminole Indians, and she learned to ...
  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896 - 1953)
    Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (August 8, 1896 – December 14, 1953) was an American author who lived in rural Florida and wrote novels with rural themes and settings. Her best known work, The Yearling, abo...
  • Rep. Ruth Baird Owen (1885 - 1954)
    Ruth Bryan Owen was the daughter of William Jennings Bryan and mother of Helen Rudd Brown. A Democrat, in 1929 she became Florida’s (and the South's) first woman representative in the United States Con...
  • Jacqueline Cochran (1906 - 1980)
    Jacqueline Cochran (May 11, 1906 – August 9, 1980) was a pioneer American aviator, considered to be one of the most gifted racing pilots of her generation. She was an important contributor to the for...
  • Ivy Julia Cromartie Stranahan (1881 - 1971)
    Known as The Mother of Fort Lauderdale. Ivy Stranahan, born in 1881 near the Georgia-Florida line, she moved with her family as a young girl to Lemon City (which became part of Miami), Florida. She t...