• Miami Museum of Science

    The Museum of Science and Natural History spread its welcome mat on September 25, 1960. Programs such as "Are we alone?" explored the possibility of life elsewhere in space. "A journey to the Moon," simulated the takeoff from Cape Kennedy, with movies and sound effects.

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  • Dadeland Mall

    When it opened on October 1, 1962, on Kendall Drive off U.S. 1, Dadeland was dubbed 'deadland' because North Kendall Drive, which passes in front of it, was branded ``The Road to Nowhere.''

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  • Hialeah

    Hialeah was named by a Seminole Indian named Willie Willie, when pioneer developer James Bright asked him to describe the property. He called it Hi-ale-ah, which means pretty prairie or high prairie.

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Danny Goldman Kidnapping: Cold Case

In the early-morning hours of March 28, 1966, a portly, graying gunman broke into the Surfside house that 17-year-old Danny Goldman shared with his mother and father. The gunman bound Danny’s parents and demanded $10,000 cash; when no money was found, the attacker left with Danny, threatening to kill the teen if the Goldmans didn’t […]

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Royal Castle

Perhaps no eating place is as close to the hearts of long- time South Floridians as the string of Royal Castles. Dozens of them throughout South Florida dished out 15-cent hamburgers, nickel birch beers, and a pretty good breakfast of eggs, bacon, and toast. The restaurant grew from a single hamburger stand opened by William […]

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Coral Way Elementary: pioneer in bilingual education

Opening in 1936, with a building designed by Miami architect, August Geiger, Coral Way Elementary was the first bilingual school in the country. Responding to the first influx of refugees following Fidel Castro’s 1959 rise to power in Cuba, school officials in the early 1960s began planning entirely bilingual schools. With funding from the Ford […]

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The Longest Night: Part II

On New Year’s Eve, 1958,Havana witnessed a startling series of events that was to lead to the mass migration of 750,000 Cubans to the U.S. On December 1975, Tropic Magazine published the inside story of the night that changed Cuba -and Miami- forever. This is part two. Click here for part one.

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The Longest Night: Part I

On New Year’s Eve, 1958,Havana witnessed a startling series of events that was to lead to the mass migration of 750,000 Cubans to the U.S. On December 1975, Tropic Magazine published the inside story of the night that changed Cuba -and Miami- forever. This is part one. Click here for Part Two

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Fidel Castro: 1926-2016

On July 26, 1953, Fidel Castro led an attack on the Moncada military garrison. The attack failed, but it was the beginning of Castro’s long march to power. At the trial following the attack, Castro is reported to have closed his defense with the words: “Condemn me, it does not matter to me. History will […]

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Election Day Front Pages

Take a look at our election day front pages throughout the years.

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Miami-Dade County Courthouse Dedication | 1928

Built from 1926 to 1928, the 28-story pinnacled courthouse is 360 feet high, once ranking as the tallest building in the South. Its Flagler Street site made it Miami’s most imposing public edifice and a crossroads where the breezy, open lobby was Dade’s legal centerpoint. The steel-frame structure was actually built right over the first […]

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Overtown’s Musical Heyday: a Miami Herald Short Documentary

 

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