Pioneers of Rainbow Bay

Longtime Rainbow resident Matt Hoopes, instigated by former director Ed Hofler, has produced an enthralling history of the early days of Rainbow Bay: Rainbow Rising: Journal of Rainbow Bay’s Early Days. From numerous current and former owners, he compiled a compelling saga of memories, anecdotes, photos and humor that documents the development of Rainbow Bay from 1970 onward.

All lovers of Rainbow Bay should have a copy of this fascinating 128-page history with 24 pages of color photographs. The price is just $25 plus shipping. All profits from the book will be contributed to the R.B.P.O.A. Road Improvements Fund.


  1. Gordon Price, the Original Developer
  2. How They Discovered Rainbow Bay
  3. Recollections by Early Homeowners
  4. Residents Take Over the Association
  5. Snapshots from the Past
  6. Trials and Glories of Homebuilding
  7. Dr. Seabreeze, Rainbow Bay Troubadour
  8. Camaraderie: Work & Play Together
  9. The Big One: Hurricane Andrew
  10. Birth of the Rainbow Inn
  11. Ken Keene’s Inn-er Thoughts
  12. Many Years Later
  13. Memories of More Recent Residents

Order your copy today! Send your check for $25.00 + postage ($3.50 in U.S., $10-$20 elsewhere) to:

RBPOA, P.M.B. 8068
411 Walnut St.
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

If you have questions, please email us at:

Don’t miss out on this delightful history of Rainbow Bay. It is a special limited publication, and once sold out, it will not be reprinted.