Cleaning Up Local History

May 19, 2018 1:18 am

On April 27, 2018, the City of West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Department asked for volunteers to clean up Historic Woodlawn Cemetery located in downtown West Palm Beach.  There were over 300 participants, including students from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Lana Compton, of Atlantic Pacific’s Palm Beach Gardens office, volunteered with other members of Daughters of the American Revolution.

In 1904, The Woodlawn Cemetery was created on 17 acres of pineapple fields by Henry Flagler and was then deeded to the city in 1914.

Volunteers used a special product called B2, in order to clean up monuments and grave yards.   We cleaned headstones, raked grass and pulled up weeds.


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