miami history

Dade County Voted Dry in 1913

On a rainy October day in 1913, the ongoing battle between those who supported the sale and consumption of alcohol, and those who opposed it, was decided by Dade County voters. While voter participation was modest and the margin of…


Capitol Theatre Featured Image

The Capitol Theatre, Wometco and WTVJ

When Mitchell Wolfson and Sidney Meyer formed the Wolfson-Meyer Theatre Company in 1925, they set their sights on building a state of the art theater in downtown Miami. The location they selected was on one of Miami’s most important streets….




Mug Shot of Capone's Arrest in Miami in May of 1930.

Al Capone in Miami – Part 3 of 4

For the first time in his life, Capone was serving time in jail. His sentence began in May of 1929 and by the spring of 1930 his jail time was approaching its end. After multiple attempts to appeal his year…