Historic Markers Across Florida



The Barefoot Mailman



Marker ID: FLHM F-180
Location: at Spanish River Park, A1A, Boca Raton, FL
County: Palm Beach
Coordinates: N 26° 22.726    W 080° 04.081
  26.37876666    -80.06801666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM407G
 



Text:

The Barefoot Mailman


Along this beach in the 1880's and early 1890's walked United States mailmen on their sixty-six mile journey between Palm Beach and Miami. The trip required three days each way and they passed this spot the second day. They walked barefoot at the wet surf line, the hardest surface, with their mail bags and shoes slung over their shoulders. One of them, James E. Hamilton, drowned trying to cross Hillsborough Inlet.





F-180
Sponsored by Estahakee' chapter National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution
in Cooperation with the
Florida Historical Society and Department of State, Bureau of Historic Preservation
1971



Notes:

City: Boca Raton