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The lighthouse built to replace the Cape Florida Lighthouse on Key Biscayne is called ____________.

Fowey Rocks Light 

(__________ _________ Lighthouse, ca. 1885, credit: Ralph Munroe Collection, HistoryMiami Munroe-77D)

The first lighthouse in the Miami area was the Cape Florida Lighthouse on Key Biscayne. Cape Florida Light warned passing ships of the coastline and coral reef; however some ships were still lost on the reefs. Cape Florida lighthouse was the only lighthouse in the area until technology made it possible for another lighthouse further out on the reef to replace it.

A. Fowey Rocks Lighthouse

Posted at 06:00 AM on January 26, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

What was the Biltmore used for during World War II?

  Biltmore

(Miami Biltmore Hotel and Country Club, ca. 1946, Credit: HistoryMiami 1997-349-13)

During WWII many soldiers came to Miami to train.  Many of the hotels in the area were converted for use by the military, including the Biltmore.

A: A hospital

Posted at 06:00 AM on January 19, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

What minister in Miami set up the Coconut Grove Committee for Slum Clearance in the 1960s?

  Gibson

(Coconut Grove Citizens Committee for Slum Clearance. Credit: Virrick Papers, HistoryMiami, 1995-628-24)

After the Civil War and Reconstruction states in the south, including Florida, passed laws legalizing segregation. One of the statutes put into place determined where African Americans could and could not live. These laws in effect set up slums in major cities around the nation. During the Civil Rights movement people protested these laws and demanded equal treatment for all races.

A. Rev. Theodore Gibson

Posted at 06:00 AM on January 12, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

What is the southernmost city in the state of Florida?

Custom House

(Custom House, Ca. 1925, credit: HistoryMiami 1997-381-3)

Most of Florida, while not very wide, is long. Historically, because settlements usually were established along the water, cities grew along the coast. Florida also has the southernmost city in the continental United States.

A. Key West

Posted at 06:00 AM on January 5, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

 
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