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Accession number 2003/005
Catalog Number 2003/005.016
Object Name Diary
Scope & Content Kenyon Riddle's original handwritten diary covering 6/27/1923-08/5/1926 days in Ohio and Florida;1932 Montana trip; 1932 Mexico City Trip. See 2003/005.010 for scrapbook.

Prior to arriving in West Palm Beach, Florida December 17,1923, Kenyon lived in Middleton, Ohio. The diary describes projects, social activities, business and politics and his plans to join his brother Karl in West Palm Beach. He was appointed Kelsey City Manager December 18, 1923 and worked with Kelsey briefly on plans for its development.

In addition to real estate transactons, and projects there is a description of going through a burial mound on the Mizner Road. Development and growth of the Riddle Engineering Company is described including work with the Mizner Development Company. The March 23, 1926 entry descibes the burning of the Breakers Hotel and the Palm Beach Hotel.

The Florida Boom period is detailed and the 1956 addendum describes the Bust and his subsequent work.

See 2003/005.026 and 2003/005.029 for photocopied pages and transcribed pages for the 6/27/1923- 8/5/1926 portion of the diary.

The diary also describes a trip to Montana in 1931-1932 and Mexico City, Mexico in 1932 and includes a 1951 addendum. Social activities and also some business in Mexico are described.
Box 3

Year Range from 1923.0
Year Range to 1932.0
Title Kenyon Riddle's Diary June 27 1923-August 5 1926, and 1932 Montana trip, 1932 Mexico trip
Collection John Kenyon Riddle Collection
People Mizner, Addison
Riddle, Dorothy
Riddle, Karl
Riddle, Kathryn
Riddle, Kenyon
Riddle, Leon H.
Search Terms Bachman's Million Dollar Band
Boca Raton Club
Boom and Bust of 1920s
Boynton Beach
Boynton Beach Bridge
Boynton Beach Inlet
Boynton Finance Co.
Breakers Hotel
City Manager
Fugate Engineering Co
Happy Home Heights
Indian burial mound
Kelsey City
Kelsey City Manager
Klu Klux Klan
Lake Worth Golf Course
Middleton, Ohio
Mizner Development Corporation
Mizner Road
Morrison Field
Pahokee Drainage District
Palm Beach Hotel
Real estate developer
Riddle Engineering Co.
South Lake Worth Inlet District
Studsill and Hollenbeck, Inc.
West Palm Beach
Subjects Cities
Highways, Roads, & Streets
Real Estate
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact