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Photographs - - 1890s - - Portrait of W. Franklin Sheen.
Photographs - - 1890s - - Portrait of W. Franklin Sheen.
TitlePhotographs - - 1890s - - Portrait of W. Franklin Sheen.
Date1890s
NotesW. Franklin Sheen was a West Palm Beach surveyor who worked for the Florida Canal Company and the Florida East Coast Railway. He is generally credited with giving Pompano its name (the city did not adopt the name Pompano Beach until 1947). According to one account, Sheen was dining with a local family and was served fried pompano; he enjoyed the meal so much he wrote the name of the fish on his map, thus giving the community its name.
SubjectSheen, W. Franklin. Pompano Beach (Fla.) - - History. Florida East Coast Railway - - History.
FormatPhotographs
SourceCourtesy of the Pompano Beach Historical Society
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