Hialeah history

Hialeah’s been through a lot of phases since its incorporation in 1925. From the roaring 20s through the 1950s, the racetrack attracted the rich, famous, and important from around the world. Then the city became a textile industry hub, attracting blue collar Jewish laborers to the area to work in the factories and related stores. They moved on as the Cuban revolution brought thousands of exiles to the area, rewriting the city’s identity yet again.

Unofficial segregation and the textile industry brought Jews to Hialeah. They eventually left, but their comfort food remained.

Hialeah Park used to dominate the world of horse racing, attracting elite from around the world. But changes to gambling laws took away the key to its dominance.

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