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1988, June 17
A new municipal office complex that would house the Town Administration staff, Town Council Meeting Chambers and the Police & Fire Department(s) was dedicated and opened. This same building remains the current location of the Town Administration staff offices and Town Council Chambers, but now houses the District-II sub-station personnel of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. (Information from the town history page)

1987, March 17
At a regular scheduled public meeting, the Town Council appointed Councilman Earl Mixon, Jr., as the first black Mayor in the Town’s history. Previously in March of 1982, Mixon had been the first African-American ever elected to the Town Council. Mixon’s tenure would end just months later when he resigned from his Town Council Seat upon moving into the City of West Palm Beach. He attempted to continue his political career by unsuccessfully running for a seat on the Port of Palm Beach Commission in 1988. Sadly, Mr. Mixon, passed away on April 15, 2008. He remains to this day, as one of the most popular beloved former Town Council members in the history of Mangonia Park.
1978, December 25
In the early morning hours of December 25, 1978, the historic Palm Beach Jai-Alai Fronton caught fire and was completely destroyed. The cause of the Christmas morning blaze was determined to be arson. Investigators with the Mangonia Park Police Department, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) spent over two (2) years interviewing potential suspects, current and former employees of the fronton, town residents, reviewing records and crime scene information. However, to this day, no one has ever been arrested and/or charged for any crime related to the fronton fire. (Information from the town history page)

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Mangonia Park and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.

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