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This photograph of the Black Community of Coconut Grove is a rare instance of historical documentation. Many of the inhabitants of Coconut Grove were Bahamian settlers who shared their practical knowledge of life in the tropics with the new pioneers…

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Official segregation was not apparent within the 19th century community of Coconut Grove. This later map from the City of Miami's Planning Board depicts the institutional race-based demarcations that came with the region's "development."

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She moved to Florida from Cleveland, Ohio in 1891 and settled on the Miami River. Mrs. Tuttle (dressed in white and fourth from left) is considered the founder of the city of Miami and played an active role in convincing Henry Flagler to bring the…

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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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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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Many of the northern visitors were eager to create new local industries based on regional resources. New Jersey engineer, Ezra Osborn, purchased beach land and imported coconuts from Cuba, Baracoa and Nicaragua to plant on the Florida coast.

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During the winter of 1890, Ralph Munroe formed the Biscayne Manufacturing Co. and built a factory for the canning of local fruits. The facilities were subsequently used as an experimentation station for the development of a "sisal hemp industry." He…
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