Articles by Casey Piket

FDR speaking in Bayfront Park in 1933

Attempted Assassination of FDR in Bayfront Park in 1933

It was February 15th, 1933 and there was great anticipation in Miami for the scheduled visit of the president-elect to the Magic City. After the 1932 election and prior to his March 4th, 1933 inauguration, Franklin Delano Roosevelt chose Florida…


Miami Trolley Stop in 1921

History of the Trolley in Miami

There has been a lot of discussion by city commissioners around re-instituting trolley service to provide mass transit to under served areas in Miami-Dade County. While this idea could alleviate a growing problem of urban congestion, it certainly is not…


Miami’s First Luxury Hotel

Miami Hotel – Flagler’s Promise to Julia Tuttle The Royal Palm Hotel was more than just another of Flagler’s grand hotels that dotted the east coast of Florida. Prior to the Florida East Coast Railway extending the railroad down to…


Joe's Stone Crabs

Historical Perspective – Joe’s Stone Crab

It was a beautiful January Saturday morning in Miami and I decided to start my day be taking a drive over the MacArthur Causeway to have breakfast at Joe’s Stone Crab. I have eaten at Joe’s many times for dinner,…