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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29WS_the-booker-schools_Sarasota-FL.html
Side 1 Emma E. Booker, a pioneer Black educator was teaching in Sarasota's public school for Negro children in the 1910s. By 1918 she was principal of "Sarasota Grammar School" which held classes in rented halls. The Julius Rosenwald Fund helped …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29R5_historical-marker-2-dance-pavilion_Miami-FL.html
A 1918 map located a "Negro Dance Pavilion" on Virginia Key. When Virginia Key Beach Park opened in 1945, a concrete dance floor was included on this site. Beach visitors danced the Lindy Hop, Foxtrot, Twist, Monkey, Mash Potato, Robot, and Hustle…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29QT_port-of-miami_Miami-FL.html
Miami's waterfront location has played a critical role in its history. In 1895, landowners Julia Tuttle and William and Mary Brickell persuaded Henry Flagler to extend his Florida East Coast Railroad south and build a port city. Flagler's first pa…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29QS_the-dunedin-lvt-landing-vehicle-tracked_Dunedin-FL.html
The LVT (amtrac) is an amphibious vehicle designed from Donald Roebling's Alligator for military operations on land and sea. 18,000 + were produced between 1941 and 1945. Originally built in Dunedin FL, LVTs played a significant role in our victor…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29QO_miami-stadium_Miami-FL.html
Side 1 On its opening night, August 31, 1949, Major League Baseball Commissioner Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler declared, "I know of no more beautiful ballpark anywhere than this new Miami Stadium." From its iconic neon faƧ…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29QN_george-allen-avenue_Coral-Gables-FL.html
George Allen, a native of the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, moved to South Florida in 1928 seeking a more productive life style for his family. Allen became employed by George Merrick, the founder of Coral Gables. and rose quickly through th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29Q8_office-of-dr-james-jackson-miamis-first-physician_Miami-FL.html
Dr. James M. Jackson moved with his wife Edith to Miami in 1896 and became the city's first resident physician. In 1899 they built a home on land purchased from the "Mother of Miami," Julia Tuttle. Dr. Jackson built this one-story frame …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29PY_nw-36th-street-bridge_Miami-FL.html
A rare example of a Hanover Skew bridge once crossed the Miami Canal at this location. The bridge, completed in 1952, was built to carry increasing automobile traffic to and from Miami International Airport, southwest of this location. In the earl…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29PW_historical-marker-1-the-concession-stand_Miami-FL.html
When Virginia Beach Park officially opened to the public in 1945, a prefabricated "snack bar" was among the site's first amenities. A 1947 hurricane destroyed it. In 1951, this permanent concession stand was constructed. For decades, park and beac…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29OM_miracle-at-cockroach-bay-the-leisey-shell-fossils_Ruskin-FL.html
In the ponds in front of you one of the richest Ice-Age fossil discoveries in the world took place in 1983-84. When amateur paleontologists reported a large accumulation of fossils to the Florida Museum of Natural History, the Leisey Shell Pit and…
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