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Where did Nixon buy his home?

Richard Nixon and Bebe Rebozo 

(Richard Nixon and Bebe Rebozo, ca. 1968. Credit: Miami News Collection, HistoryMiami 1981-099-97)

Since the 1920s, presidents have traveled to South Florida for vacations. Richard Nixon was no different, buying a home in Florida before his presidency and then using it as a vacation home during and after his time in office.

 

A. Key Biscayne

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When Pan Am began, to what two cities did it deliver mail?

Pan Am seaplane flying over palms 

(Pan Am Seaplane flying over palms, ca. 19--. Credit: Pan Am Collection, HistoryMiami, 1996-675-61)

Starting in 1927, Pan American World Airways became a major international airline based out of Miami.  It started, however, by carrying mail.

A. Key West and Havana

 -For more information about Miami‚Äôs aviation connections, visit Aviation in Miami: the First 100 Years at HistoryMiami.

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Where did the Seaboard Air Line Railway have their headquarters?

Sea board Air Line Railway in Florida 

(Seaboard Air Line Railway in Florida, ca. 1926. Credit: HistoryMiami, x-1554-1)

Before airplanes became the most popular form of cross country travel, many people traveled by train. A major train line taking people to and from Miami was the Seaboard Air Line Railway, which ran the Orange Blossom Special.

A. Portsmouth, VA

 

 

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