Jupiter History & Culture
Jupiter was sparsely-populated through the turn of the last century, claiming less than 150 residents in 1900. Postal workers in those days often carried mail barefoot along the beach, and local children took a school boat—not a bus—to class. The area's logging and farming economy has long since transitioned to more recreational exploits, and today the many calm harbors and inlets in town can be found bustling with yachters and sport fishing enthusiasts alike. The Loxahatchee River, which snakes northwest through Tequesta, is one of only two rivers in Florida to be part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.