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Aerial of downtown Miami in 1921

Aerial of Flagler Street in 1921

The aerial photo of downtown Miami in 1921 provides a glimpse of what the area looked like on the eve of the great building boom of the mid-1920s. The photo was taken prior to the construction of most of the…


Perricones Entrance

Gut Feeling Leads Perricone to Brickell

Some of the best decisions in life are made with a gut feeling. There are those who are lucky enough to trust their gut for a lifetime of good decisions. Steve Perricone is one of those people. From the time…


It Happened in Miami

It Happened in Miami Book Signing

Just in time for the one-hundredth anniversary of Miami Beach, It Happened in Miami, the Magic City: An Oral History features nearly seventy fabulous voices including more than fifteen mini-memorists, telling stories, offering perceptions on subject matter as far back…


Fort Brickell Bunker in 1900

A Splendid Little Fort in Miami (1898)

The City of Miami was not quite two years old when a conflict with Spain was brewing to its south on the island of Cuba. Cuba, a colony or province of Spain at the time, was fighting for independence. The…


1946 Miami Seahawks

Miami’s First Pro Football Team (1946)

As the Miami Dolphins approach the start of their 50th season, it should be noted that the Dolphins were not the first professional football team in Miami. The Dolphins first season began in 1966, but it was 20 years earlier…