- Early history & Frontier Era: 1856-1891
- Settlement of Town of Boynton: 1892-1919
- Boom: 1920 -1925. Florida Land Boom. Wild speculation in real estate and development, the railroad system was jammed, and cost of living soared.
- Bust: 1926 -1941. Real Estate Bust and Great Depression. The building boom caused a near collapse of the transportation infrastructure. In the fall of 1925, railroad companies operating in Florida called an embargo, permitting only foodstuffs, fuel, perishables, and essential commodities to enter or move within the state. (The embargo was not lifted until May 1926.) The bust of the Florida land boom was a significant cause of the Great Depression.
- Revitalization & Growth, 1942 -1960. The war effort sent large amounts of money into Florida for creating military training camps and boosting manufacturing and agricultural production.
- Expansion, Civil rights, Decline and recovery: 1961-1999. The population boomed, the economy and infrastructure declined, and more people wanted fair treatment.
- Modern period: 2000 and onward.
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