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Seizure of Illegal Contraband in 1927

Seizure of Illegal Contraband in 1927
Figure 1: Headline in Miami News on July 13, 1927. On July 13, 1927, a...

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Bicentennial Park Dedicated in 1976

Bicentennial Park Dedicated in 1976
Cover: Dedication on July 4, 1976 Following the movement of the Port of Miami to...

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Cape Florida Lighthouse Attacked in 1836

Cape Florida Lighthouse Attacked in 1836
Cover: Painting of Attack of Cape Florida Lighthouse in 1836. On January 6, 1836, the...

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Chaille Street Naming Plan in 1920

Chaille Street Naming Plan in 1920
Cover: Intersection of Miami Avenue & Flagler Street in 1920s Prior to the plan submitted...

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Miami Pioneer Freeman Burdine

Miami Pioneer Freeman Burdine
Cover: Freeman (second from right), and Roddy (last on right), Burdine behind Royal Palm Hotel...

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First Baptist Church Service in 1901

First Baptist Church Service in 1901
Figure 1: First Baptist Church in 1901 On November 24, 1901, the First Baptist Church...

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Edison Defeats Miami High on Thanksgiving in 1952

Edison Defeats Miami High on Thanksgiving in 1952
Cover: Simpson Scoring Touchdown in 1952 One of the longest standing traditions in Miami on...

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Hotel Martinique on May 6, 1919

Hotel Martinique on May 6, 1919
Cover: Hotel Martinique in 1922. On the front page of the Miami Metropolis on May...

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Easter Sunrise Service in 1927

Easter Sunrise Service in 1927
Cover: Easter Sunrise Service on April 17, 1927. South Florida has always offered a unique...

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Coconut Grove Pioneer Kirk Munroe

Coconut Grove Pioneer Kirk Munroe
Figure 1: Portrait of Kirk Munroe Explorer, author and adventurer are three words to describe...

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Cornerstone Ceremony for University of Miami

Cornerstone Ceremony for University of Miami
George Merrick speaking at Cornerstone Ceremony for University of Miami on February 4, 1926 On...

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Downtown YMCA Opens in 1918

Downtown YMCA Opens in 1918
Figure 1: Front page of Miami Metropolis on June 19, 1918. On June 19, 1918,...

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Dr. Jackson Home Demolition in 2001

Dr. Jackson Home Demolition in 2001
Figure 1: Former Jackson home steps on June 6, 2001 Despite a strong effort by...

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Hotel Scarface in Daily Mail

Hotel Scarface in Daily Mail
Below are the first three paragraphs of an in-depth review of the book "Hotel Scarface"...

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Miami Beach Electric Company Began Service in 1920

Miami Beach Electric Company Began Service in 1920
Cover: Miami Beach Electric Company turbine in 1922. On December 13, 1920, the Miami Beach...

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Miami Evening Record Formed in 1903

Miami Evening Record Formed in 1903
Figure 1: Front page of the Miami Evening Record on January 2, 1904. On September...

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Miami Telephone Service in 1899

Miami Telephone Service in 1899
Figure 1: First Telephone Directory in 1902. The City of Miami was granted telephone service...

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Remembering Mary Brickell

Remembering Mary Brickell
Mary & Maude Brickell in early 1920s On January 13, 1922, Mary Brickell passed away....

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Remembering Miami Pioneer Kathryn Highleyman

Remembering Miami Pioneer Kathryn Highleyman
Katherine Highleyman On February 20, 1979, pioneer Kathryn Highleyman died at the age of 97....

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South Shore Hospital Razed in 2019

South Shore Hospital Razed in 2019
Figure 1: Article in Miami News on May 25, 1968. On April 16, 2019, South...

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Work Began on Collins Bridge in 1912

Work Began on Collins Bridge in 1912
Collins Bridge from West in 1912 On July 22, 1912, work began on the Collins...

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Post Office Granted for Cocoanut Grove in 1873

Post Office Granted for Cocoanut Grove in 1873
Figure 1: Dr. Horace Porter. On January 6, 1873, Dr. Horace Porter applied and was...

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First Church Service at School in 1920

First Church Service at School in 1920
Cover: Eunice Martin School on Lincoln Road. On January 4, 1920, the first service of...

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Dade Massacre in December of 1835

Dade Massacre in December of 1835
Cover: Painting of Dade Massacre in 1835. On December 28, 1835, Major Francis Dade began...

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Baker’s Haulover Purchased in 1882

Baker’s Haulover Purchased in 1882
Figure 1: Baker's Haulover Inlet in 1927 On December 19, 1882, the property known as...

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Remembering Miami Beach Pioneer Jane Fisher

Remembering Miami Beach Pioneer Jane Fisher
Figure 1: Portrait of Jane Fisher. On December 6, 1968, Jane Fisher died of a...

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Hotel Miami Burned Down in 1899

Hotel Miami Burned Down in 1899
Featured: Hotel Miami On November 12, 1899, the Hotel Miami burned to the ground, along...

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Dade County Courthouse Dedicated in 1928

Dade County Courthouse Dedicated in 1928
Cover: Construction of new courthouse around old courthouse in 1926 The new Dade County courthouse...

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Venetian Pool Added to National Register in 1981

Venetian Pool Added to National Register in 1981
Venetian Pool being built in 1923 On August 20, 1981, the Venetian Pool in Coral...

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Republican Convention on Miami Beach in 1968

Republican Convention on Miami Beach in 1968
Richard Nixon at 1968 Republican Convention on Miami Beach On August 5th, 1968, the Republican...

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Miami News Tower Construction in 1924

Miami News Tower Construction in 1924
Cover: Lot for Miami News Tower in June of 1924 On the morning of June...

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Fort Dallas is Abandoned in 1858

Fort Dallas is Abandoned in 1858
Cover: Fort Dallas in 1858 On June 10, 1858, the US government abandoned Fort Dallas....

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Miami High First Commencement in 1904

Miami High First Commencement in 1904
Cover: Postcard of Miami School and Auditorium in 1904. On June 6, 1904, Miami High...

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James Cox Buys Miami Metropolis in 1923

James Cox Buys Miami Metropolis in 1923
Figure 1: James M. Cox in 1920 On June 4, 1923, former Ohio governor James...

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Father of Miami Passes Away in 1913

Father of Miami Passes Away in 1913
Portrait of Henry Flagler A little more than a year after seeing his beloved Oversea...

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Miami Metropolis First Issue in 1896

Miami Metropolis First Issue in 1896
First Issue of Miami Metropolis The Miami Metropolis, forerunner of the Miami News, published its...

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Tamiami Trail Officially Opened in 1928

Tamiami Trail Officially Opened in 1928
Cover: Opening of Tamiami Trail on April 26, 1928. On April 26, 1928, Miami and...

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First Train Arrives in Miami in 1896

First Train Arrives in Miami in 1896
Artist rendition of first train that arrived in Miami on April 13th, 1896. On April...

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Daughter of Julia Tuttle Gets Married in 1897

Daughter of Julia Tuttle Gets Married in 1897
Julia & Fannie Tuttle in 1890 On April 12th in 1897, Francis, daughter of Julia...

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Carl Fisher Memorial Dedicated in 1941

Carl Fisher Memorial Dedicated in 1941
Figure 1: Carl Fisher Memorial in 2016 On April 10, 1941, Miami Beach citizens dedicated...

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SW Second Avenue Bridge Opens in 1924

SW Second Avenue Bridge Opens in 1924
Figure 1: Trolley Crossing over SW Second Avenue Bridge in 1926. Courtesy of Florida Memory....

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Lemon City Library Opened in 1894

Lemon City Library Opened in 1894
Lemon City Library in 1955 On April 7th, 1894, the Lemon City Public Library opened....

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In Remembrance of Miami’s Pioneer Physician in 1924

In Remembrance of Miami’s Pioneer Physician in 1924
Dr. Jackson and daughter Helen in front of Royal Palm Hotel in 1905 On April...

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Remembering Pioneer Mayor EG Sewell

Remembering Pioneer Mayor EG Sewell
Figure 1: Front Page of Miami Daily News on April 1st, 1940 On April 1st,...

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First Church Service in 1896

First Church Service in 1896
Figure 1: First church service in tent (1896) On April 1, 1896, the First Presbyterian...

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Remembering Founder of Coral Gables

Remembering Founder of Coral Gables
Figure 1: George Merrick On March 26 in 1942, George Merrick, planner and developer of...

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Sewell Brothers Open Up First Store in 1896

Sewell Brothers Open Up First Store in 1896
Figure 1: Ad in 1907 Miami City Directory On March 26, 1896, the first store...

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Magnolia Park Turns 100

Magnolia Park Turns 100
Magnolia Park Map On March 22nd, 1916, Magnolia Park, a sub-division on the Upper Eastside...

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Giuseppe Zangara Electrocuted at Raiford

Giuseppe Zangara Electrocuted at Raiford
Zangara Arrested in 1933 On March 20th in 1933, Giuseppe Zangara was electrocuted at Raiford...

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Ground Breaking for Royal Palm Hotel in 1896

Ground Breaking for Royal Palm Hotel in 1896
Miami Pioneers during the Groundbreaking in 1896 On March 15 in 1896, Reverend A.W. Brown...

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Brickell’s Babylon Faces Demolition

Brickell’s Babylon Faces Demolition
Brickell Zoning March 5th, 2016 In the appearance of an effort to up zone the...

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Mary Brickell Wins Land Title Case in 1898

Mary Brickell Wins Land Title Case in 1898
Devil's Punch Bowl On March 4, 1898, Mary Brickell won a land title case that...

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Projects Break Ground in Downtown Miami

Projects Break Ground in Downtown Miami
Miami World Center March 4th, 2016 Miami World Center and the Paramount residential broke ground...

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Remembering the Duke of Dade

Remembering the Duke of Dade
JW Ewan, Duke of Dade. On February 22, 1917, James William Ewan passed away at...

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Miami Beach Mayor on Cover of Time in 1940

Miami Beach Mayor on Cover of Time in 1940
Johh H. Levi on Cover of Time Magazine in 1940 On February 19th, 1940, the...

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County Causeway Opens in 1920

County Causeway Opens in 1920
County Causeway in 1919 On February 17th, 1920, the new County Causeway connecting Miami to...

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Remembering Roddy Burdine

Remembering Roddy Burdine
Roddy Burdine Stadium in Mid-1940s On February 15, 1936, Roddy Burdine, Miami's Merchant Prince and...

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Isidor Cohen Opens First Miami Store in 1896

Isidor Cohen Opens First Miami Store in 1896
On February 12, 1896, Isidor Cohen opened Miami's first store on the south side of...

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Remembering John Collins

Remembering John Collins
Collins and Pancoast Family in 1921 South Florida lost a pioneer when John Collins passed...

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Florida Experiences Second Freeze in 1895

Florida Experiences Second Freeze in 1895
James Ingraham On February 7, 1895, the State of Florida experienced a second freeze that...

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Miami Pioneer Merchant Arrives in 1896

Miami Pioneer Merchant Arrives in 1896
Figure 1: Cohen Family in 1919 On February 6, 1896, Isidor Cohen arrives in Miami,...

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Saint Patrick Church Dedicated in 1929

Saint Patrick Church Dedicated in 1929
Capone leaving St. Patrick Church in 1941 On February 3rd, 1929, Saint Patrick Catholic Church...

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Remembering Miami Pioneer William Burdine

Remembering Miami Pioneer William Burdine
William Burdine On February 1, 1911, the founder of Burdine's Department Store, William Murrah Burdine,...

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Al Capone Dies at Palm Island Home in Miami Beach

Al Capone Dies at Palm Island Home in Miami Beach
Miami News Headline on January 22nd, 1947 On January 25th, 1947, Chicago gangster Al Capone...

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Flagler Arrives in Key West in 1912

Flagler Arrives in Key West in 1912
Henry Flalger on January 22nd, 1912 in Key West On January 22, 1912, Henry Flagler...

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Hotel Miami Officially Opens in 1897

Hotel Miami Officially Opens in 1897
Hotel Miami in 1897 On January 22, 1897, Hotel Miami officially opened its doors on...

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Rendition of Miami Skyline in 2030

Rendition of Miami Skyline in 2030
Rendition of Miami Downtown Skyline in 2030 December 18, 2015 Assuming that the projects planned...

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Last South Florida History Class at Miami Dade College

Last South Florida History Class at Miami Dade College
Dr. Paul George December 5th, 2015 The spring 2016 semester at Miami Dade College will...

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Meyer-Kiser Building Sold for $9.2M

Meyer-Kiser Building Sold for $9.2M
Meyer-Kiser Building being rebuilt in 1927 November 23rd, 2015 Formerly known as the Meyer-Kiser Bank...

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Downtown Holiday Inn Sold to Make Room for 77 Story Tower

Downtown Holiday Inn Sold to Make Room for 77 Story Tower
Rendering of World Trade Center at 340 Biscayne Blvd November 20th, 2015 The Holiday Inn...

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Bal Harbour Church Denied Historic Designation

Bal Harbour Church Denied Historic Designation
Church By The Sea in Bal Harbour November 18th, 2015 The Miami-Dade County Historic Designation...

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Veteran Remembers WWII Coast Guard Service in Miami

Veteran Remembers WWII Coast Guard Service in Miami
Flagler Street in 1945. Dupont Building on the right, from FloridaMemory.com An article in the...

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Best Use for Museum Park in Downtown Miami

Best Use for Museum Park in Downtown Miami
Museum Park November 9th, 2015 Article in the Miami Herald which gathered opinions from local CEOs...

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Miami During The Civil War Rose Wagner (1903)

Miami During The Civil War Rose Wagner (1903)
Wagner House at 1145 NW 8th Avenue in 1979 On October 27, 1933, Rose Wagner...

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A Billion Dollar Miami River Complex

A Billion Dollar Miami River Complex
Miami River Complex Location October 21st, 2015 Miami City Commissioners will vote on providing special...

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Push for a Chinese Hub in Miami

Push for a Chinese Hub in Miami
Miami Chinese Paper run by Johnson Ng Image by Miami Today October 16th, 2015 The...

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University of Miami Opens in 1926

University of Miami Opens in 1926
UM opening on Oct 15th, 1926 October 15th, 2015 Based on the optimism of the...

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Indian Curse on Miami Dolphins?

Indian Curse on Miami Dolphins?
Joe Robbie Stadium October 6th, 2015 After another slow start for the Miami Dolphins, WSVN...

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Record Crowd Attended High School Football Game in 1965

Record Crowd Attended High School Football Game in 1965
Miami Herald Headline in 1965 October 2nd, 2015 Miami High against Coral Gables High was...

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Brickell Key Park May Be Developed Soon

Brickell Key Park May Be Developed Soon
Brickell Key Park October 1st, 2015 Brickell Key Park was never intended to be a...

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SunTrust International Tower Gets Quiet Renovation

SunTrust International Tower Gets Quiet Renovation
SunTrust International Tower September 30th, 2015 The SunTrust International Tower at 1 SE 3rd Avenue...

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Langford Hotel Nearing Completion

Langford Hotel Nearing Completion
Langford Hotel September 28th, 2015 The Langford Hotel, located at 121 SE First Street in...

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Three Tower Project at 1400 Biscayne Boulevard Announced

Three Tower Project at 1400 Biscayne Boulevard Announced
September 22nd, 2015 The Related Group announced plans for a three tower condominium development at...

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Study for Tunnel to Replace Brickell Draw Bridge

Study for Tunnel to Replace Brickell Draw Bridge
Brickell Avenue Bridge TrafficImage by Miami Today News September 20th, 2015 Given the endless increase...

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Evolution of Miami River in Last 50 Years

Evolution of Miami River in Last 50 Years
Miami River in 1918 September 18th, 2015 The Miami River has always been the centerpiece...

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Interstate 395 Replacement Plans Revealed

Interstate 395 Replacement Plans Revealed
Rendering of I-395 Design Option September 18th, 2015 The Florida Department of Transportation is accepting...

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Brickell Office Building Sells for $142 Million

Brickell Office Building Sells for $142 Million
Esprito Santo Plaza Building at 1395 Brickell Avenue September 16th, 2015 Espirito Santo Plaza Building...

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Miami River Mixed Use Project Details Unveiled

Miami River Mixed Use Project Details Unveiled
Miami River Project September 15th, 2015 The mixed use project that will be nestled between...

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