Virginia Key Beach | Inside the Museum
Join Morgan and learn about the history of Virginia Key and Virginia Key Beach! Virginia Key was originally connected to Miami Beach, but because of a hurricane in the 1830s and land erosion, the land was separated. Today, this location is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Here's some more interesting reads:
- Miami in the Early Days Following Incorporation → Part I | Part II
- Miami Christmastime Fire of 1896 → Read
- Greater Miami & World War II → Read
- Without Everyone's Voice, History is an Incomplete Story → Read
- The Drake Lumber Company → Part II
- The Life and Death of the "Gulfstream Pirate" → Part I | Part II
- A Big Fish Story → Part I | Part II
- Roddey Burdine, "Merchant Prince, Civic Leader → Part I | Part II
- Miami's Jesuit Missions → Read
- Al Capone and Greater Miami → Part I | Part II
- Smith's Casino: Miami Beach's First Tourist Facility → Part I
Miami Stories: Story of the Week
"Overtown was not always named as such. We referred to our location by street numbers rather than by destination. You lived on 7th Street or whatever the number was. We did have named areas such as Opa-locka, Liberty City and Coconut Grove but I do not remember hearing of Overtown until many years later. My family lived on the south end and this was good for walking downtown but very tiresome when it came to schools and the majority of our friends." - Celestine Major
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