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Bruce Blount


Bruce Blount was born in Pompano, Florida (before it adopted the name Pompano Beach). He grew up inBroward County and was one of four children--two boys and two girls. He went to the local public schools and graduated with honors from Pompano High School. He graduated from college with a degree in animal husbandry. He was married to Lois Hyde from Mississippi. He served four and one-half years in the service during World War II. He returned to this area and worked with his father and brother. He was elected Mayor of Pompano in 1956. He inherited land in Northwest Broward County from his father and raised cattle on it. He conceived a unique ‘people's city’ in 1959 and had it chartered in 1963. The new city's name was PARKLAND!