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  • Collection: Test Florida/Miami History

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"This spring of 1887 it was apparent that the Bay could provide all the boats necessary for a yacht-race, and it was decided to celebrate Washington's Birthday with an open regatta...It was a success in every way. Thus began organized aquatic sports…

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"I wrote the Peacocks at Fort Dallas to find a bit of waterfront, build a house and I would come to advise and help as best I could in the establishment of a hotel and help as best I could ... When the house was finished I must admit that there was…

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Images are set within the "new" tropical landscape. The Munroe collection includes many photographs of natural and pristine Florida scenery before its rapid urbanization.

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The Club had its origin a little later that spring; one day at Peacocks, Kirk Munroe broached the subject, and we at once organized, he electing me commodore, and I doing the same for him as secretary. This friendly arrangement lasted without…

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(Left to right: "John Holden," "Ned Hine," "Dick Carney," "Tommy Hine," and "R.M. Munroe.") Boats not wagons played a central role on the Florida frontier from Biscayne Bay to Key West where )wreckers) salvaged people and cargo of the coast. The…

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Charles and Isabella Peacock, original owners of the Bay View House, closed the Grove's first hotel in 1902 due to Charles' poor health Ralph Munroe opened Camp Biscayne soon after to offer an alternative to Grove visitors. Pleasant climate, boating…
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