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John Henry Moore Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 1988.7

Scope and Contents

The John Henry Moore Collection contains photographs depicting Palm Beach County in 1899 related to the recovery of the shipwreck Lofthus and activities of John Henry "Harry" Moore, who was a local carpenter at the time. Moore worked on canals in Palm Beach County. Images feature Captain Thomas Moore Rickards, Boca Raton Civil Engineer employed by the Florida East Coast Railway and also Boca Raton's first settler. Other subjects pictured are local workmen, the shipwreck of the Lofthus with its lumber cargo, and the shipwreck of Oh Kim Soon. Additional images are of railroad tracks and materials transport with a windlass, Moore's boat house, and a portrait of John Henry Moore.


  • 1899

Biographical / Historical

John Henry "Harry" Moore was born on August 12, 1860 in Macoupin County, Illinois. He moved to Palm Beach County, buying 13 acres of land in 1899 for $200 in what is currently the South end of Wyman Park. Moore was a carpenter who worked on canals. He built a boathouse on his land and sold it for $400 in 1915. Moore died on January 21, 1937.


1 Hollinger Box

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Repository Details

Part of the Broward County Historical Archives Repository

100 S Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33301 United States