Miami City Commission in 1921. Ed Romfh in the middle.

Remembering Miami Pioneer Ed Romfh

Those who took a chance on the fledgling city of Miami in the late 1890s understood that the municipality offered boundless opportunity but required versatility. From prior to incorporation until the start of the Twentieth Century, pioneers came to Miami…

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Dirty Dozen in 1900

Miami Pioneer Freeman Burdine

When William and Mary Burdine moved their three boys and one daughter to Miami in 1898, they were on the verge of building the city’s most recognizable retail institution. While their two youngest sons, Roddy and Freeman, decided to join…

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Burlingame Island in the 1940s

Burlingame Island in the 1940s

This is an aerial photograph of Burlingame Island in the 1940s. The spoil island was created over time due to multiple dredging projects of the Miami River through the years. The island was sold by Florida’s Internal Improvement Fund to…

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