Miami was named after the Mayaimi Indian tribe in the 1840’s. Julia Tuttle arrived in the early 1890’s and purchased an enormous citrus plantation. Tuttle convinced Henry Flagler to extend his railroad to Miami in exchange for a 100 acre tract of land.
Thousands of people moved to Miami in the early 1900’s and Miami Beach was developed in 1913. Hurricanes and the depression slowed Miami’s development but prosperity returned during WW II. In the 1960's, Castro’s Cuban politics brought more than 400,000 Cuban refugees to Miami-Dade County. Since 2000, Miami has seen an extensive boom of high rise architecture.
Miami now has great art and international dining. Enjoy it.
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