South Florida History

Vol. 29, no. 1 (2001)

 A Buried Past: Combs Funeral Home

by Geoffrey Tomb
For more than a century, the Combs arranged funerals for most of Miami’s prominent people

Fort Dallas Revisited

by Arthur E. Chapman
Fort Dallas, relocated three times and occupied on six different occasions, remains a memorial to the earliest of Miami’s pioneers

Sir Winston Churchill Visits South Florida

by William E. Brown, Jr.
Churchill travels to Florida to receive an honorary degree from the University of Miami, the only one ever awarded outside of the traditional Spring Commencement ceremony

The Metal Hull Boat

by Jorge Zamanillo
The discovery of a Cuban vessel, now a museum artifact, leads to a man’s account of his voyage from Cuba

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Vol. 29, no 2 (2001) – Rock and Roll

Florida Sound

by Jeffrey M. Lemlich
Florida’s rich and diverse rock ‘n roll sounds and those who influenced this music scene, during the 1950s to the present.

Studio Founder Spends Lifetime Recording Hits

by Susan Grudner
Mack Emerman, founder of Criteria Recording Studios, continues to burn with musical desire after 43 years in the business.

Rock & South Florida Radio

by Rick Shaw
WQAM 560 introduces South Florida to rock ‘n roll in the 1950s

Jim Morrison’s Arrest

One of Florida’s own is arrested during a concert at Dinner Key Auditorium.

The Lyric Theater

by Kelly Geisinger
The recently refurbished Lyric Theater provided an intimate setting for local musicians and audiences during the early 1900s.

There is History All Around Us

by Paul S. George, Ph.D.
Dr. Paul George talks about his passion for history.

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Vol. 29, no. 3 (2001)

Model A Missionary was “White Sister” to the Seminole

by Ron Jamro
The Seminoles find an ally in an unlikely place: an Episcopalian deaconess, Harriet Bedell.

Beasts & Savages: Taming the Wilds of Florida in the Popular Imagination for Five Centuries

by Christopher R. Eck
Tales of the wild side of Florida have drawn adventurers and visitors for centuries.

Death of a Bird Warden

by Stuart McIver
At a time when fashion called for the feathers of birds in danger of extinction, Guy Bradley defended the helpless creatures, putting his own life in danger.

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Vol. 29, no 4 (2001)

Most Morally Courageous of Men

by Sue Searcy Goldman
Despite the fact that others said it was political suicide, John B. Orr makes a stand against the bigotry in Florida that was so rampant in the 1950s.

Bats in his Belfry

by Nell Colcord Weidenbach
In an effort to keep tourists coming to his hideaway in the Keys, Ricter Clyde Perky adopts a rather unconventional pest control system.

Florida: The Riviera of America

by Mark Mathosian
The real estate boom from the late 1800s through the 1920s seemed endless until some fraudulent deals threatened the livelihood of the industry

The Wreck of the Providencia in 1878 and the Naming of Palm Beach County

by Harvey E. Oyer, III
West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County owe their names to the cargo from the shipwrecked Spanish brigantine Providencia

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Vol. 30, no. 1 (2002)

Path Breakers, Nation Builders: The Railroads of Cuba

by Luis V. Dominguez
The influence railroads had on Cuba and the role a few Americans played in their development.

Havana Urban Spaces: 1902-1958

by Carlos Alberto Fleitas
As high society moved beyond the city’s center in the first half of the 20th century, Havana experienced a boom in urban innovations.

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