9781596298705

From Farms and Fields to the Future : The Incredible History of North Miami Beach

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  • ISBN13:

    9781596298705

  • ISBN10:

    1596298707

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-11
  • Publisher: History Pr
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Summary

Captain William Fulford first sailed into the Miami area from his duty in the Atlantic in 1890 and found an untamed wilderness of swamp marshes and mangroves awaiting his arrival. He never left. Amid the lowlands and flood plains, Fulford found his higher ground on the banks of the Oleta River and acquired 160 acres with a land patent through the Homestead Act. A few decades later, newspaper magnate Lafe Allen purchased the land and named it Fulford Improvement Company with plans to build a "perfect city," and the remarkable story of North Miami Beach was well underway. With the help of over two hundred rare and stunning photographs, local historian and lifelong Miamian Seth H. Bramson recounts the amazing story of North Miami Beach, from its humble and uncertain beginnings to the deeply rooted and forward-thinking community we see today. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Letters of Welcomep. 7
Acknowledgementsp. 11
Introductionp. 15
First, It Was Snake Creekp. 19
Captain Fulford and the Pioneersp. 27
Merle Tebbetts and the Florida Cities Finance Companyp. 37
A Town, Two Cities, Two Annexations and an Oceanfrontp. 61
The Farms, the Fields, Lafe Allen and the Hanfordsp. 75
The Diefenbachs, the '50s and the '60sp. 89
Streets, Homes and Neighborhoodsp. 105
Buildings, Businesses and Storesp. 125
A City of Great Diversityp. 143
A Brighter-than-ever Futurep. 151
About the Authorp. 159
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