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BOCA RATON LUXURY HOMES FOR SALE

BOCA RATON LUXURY HOMES FOR SALE

BOCA RATON LUXURY HOMES FOR SALE

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BOCA RATON LUXURY HOMES FOR SALE

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BOCA RATON LUXURY HOMES FOR SALE

BOCA RATON LUXURY HOMES FOR SALE

 

 

 

 

BOCA RATON LUXURY HOMES FOR SALE WIKI INFO:

The origin of the name Boca Raton is disputed.[6] In Spanish “Boca” means “mouth” and “Ratón” means “mouse” (not “rat” as is it is commonly mistranslated). However, in nautical terms the word “boca” refers to an inlet. The original name “Boca de Ratones” appeared on eighteenth-century maps associated with an inlet in the Biscayne Bay area of Miami. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, the term was mistakenly moved north to its current location on most maps and applied to the inland waterway from the closed inlet north for 8.5 miles (13.7 km), which was called the “Boca Ratones Lagoon.” The word “ratones” appears in old Spanish maritime dictionaries referring to “rugged rocks or stony ground on the bottom of some ports and coastal outlets, where the cables rub against.”[7] Therefore, the abridged translation defining “Boca de Ratones” is “a shallow inlet of sharp-pointed rocks which scrape a ship’s cables.”[8]

The first settler was T. M. Rickards in 1895, who resided in a house made of driftwood on the east side of the East Coast Canal south of what is now the Palmetto Park Road bridge. He surveyed and sold land from the canal to beyond the railroad north of what is now Palmetto Park Road.[9]

Land boom[edit]

In the city’s early history during the Florida land boom of the 1920s, Addison Mizner‘s Ritz-Carlton Cloister Inn was built in 1926,[10] later renamed the Boca Raton Resort & Club, and is one of the only “5 star” hotels located in Florida. The 1969 addition of its “pink tower” hotel building is visible from miles away as a towering monument on the Intracoastal Waterway.


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