Many Miami-Dade cities were inspired by the real estate land boom of the 1920s, when soaring dreams met big wallets resulting in some crazy stories and well, some ideas that worked. Get to know the origin stories and some odd history behind eight popular local cities.
Though often overshadowed, Nicaraguans make up one of the biggest Latino populations in the county. Discover the dramatic story of how and why so many escaped Nicaragua to build a thriving community in South Florida.
In honor of black history month, we’ll take a look at some of the significant events and figures in the course of Miami’s black history, starting with the settlement of the city through the early 1900s. Plus, join us later this month for a Black History Celebration at Yeelen Gallery.
Mandy Baca is a food- and history-obsessed Miami native, and author of Discovering Vintage Miami (Globe Pequot Press, 2014) and The Sizzling History of Miami Cuisine: Cortaditos, Stone Crabs and Empanadas (The History Press, 2013). With 2015 in full swing, we asked her to take us back in time and tell us what Miami was like 100 years ago. With celebrity-studded spectacles, boating, and biking, Miami history shows that our city has changed quite a lot, and yet hardly at all.