Tequesta 1971-1980

Number XXXI (1971)

Complete issue

The Coconut Grove School

by Gertrude M. Kent.
History of the Coconut Grove School, a one-room schoolhouse built in 1887.

The Wreck of The Three Sisters

by Arva M. Parks.
Describes the wreck of the brig, The Three Sisters, off Virginia Key in 1870, its salvage and the Three Sisters house, built with lumber salvaged from the wreck.

Marco, Florida, in 1925

by Mary S. Lundstrom.
First-person account of a year living and teaching on Marco Island.

Glimpses of Antebellum Florida : Tampa Bay, Key West, North Florida

by Bartlett C. Jones.
Describes two unpublished diaries in the Winterthur Museum. Includes excerpts from the diary of an unidentified Boston artist, who visited Key West in 1851.

Sailing in South Florida Waters in the Early 1880s, Part I

[by James A. Henshall,] edited by John F. Rieger.
Excerpts from James Alexander Henshall's account of his 1881-1882 cruise from Titusville to Key West.

 

Number XXXII (1972)

Complete issue

The Development of the Major Commercial Airlines in Dade County, Florida : 1945-1970

by Aurora E. Davis.
History of four major airlines headquartered in Miami: Pan American World Airways, Eastern Airlines, National Airlines, and Delta Air Lines; and the consequent effect of aviation on the Dade County and South Florida economy.

Federal and State Relations with the Florida Seminoles, 1875-1901

by James W. Covington.
Describes the efforts made by private and governmental agencies to aid the Seminole Indians of Florida in obtaining land.

Labor Problems of the East Coast Railway Extension from Homestead to Key West, 1905-07

by Henry S. Marks.
Describes the social problems caused by the influx of immigrant laborers who came to South Florida to work on the mainland section of the FEC Railway extension.

Mystery of the New Atlantis

by Bruce W. Ball.
Bruce Ball's personal story about meeting an eccentric individual in 1937 who claimed he had found the lost city of Atlantis not too far from Nassau.

Life on the Loxahatchee

by Dora Doster Utz.
First-person account of homesteading on the Loxahatchee River, near Jupiter, between 1894 and 1898.

Sailing in South Florida Waters in the Early 1880s, Part II

edited by John F. Reiger.
James Alexander Henshall's account of his cruise from Key West to Cedar Key in 1882.

 

Number XXXIII (1973)

Complete issue

Key Biscayne Base Marker—1855

by Arva M. Parks.
Surveyors from the U.S. Coast Survey placed a granite obelisk on Key Biscayne in 1855. Dade County Park workers rediscovered it in 1970.

Two Way Stretch : Some Dichotomies in the Advertising of Florida as the Boom Collapsed

by Elliott Mackle.
Describes the tactics advertisers used during the fall and winter of 1925-26 in order to draw investors to Florida. Advertisements simultanously promoted developments as secure investments and speculative, "get-rich-quick" opportunities. Most examples pertain to Coral Gables and Miami.

Martyrs All : The Hero of Key West and the Inocentes

by Jose B. Fernandez and Jerrell H. Shofner.
The assassination of Don Gonzalo Castañón Escarano in Key West set in motion the series of turbulent events which culminated in the execution of eight innocent students in Cuba in 1871.

Two South Florida Lighthouse Keepers

by Bessie Wilson DuBois.
Biography of Captain James Arango Armour, keeper of Jupiter Lighthouse from 1868 to 1906. Biography of Captain Mills Olcott Burnham, keeper of Cape Canaveral Lighthouse from 1853 to 1886.

West Palm Beach

by Dora Doster Utz.
First-person account of living in West Palm Beach in the 1890s and 1900s.

The Port of Palm Beach : The Breakers Pier

by Sue Pope Burkhardt.
History of the Breakers Pier (demolished in 1928) and its use as the port of Palm Beach (Fla.) between 1896 and 1902.

James M. Jackson, Jr., Miami’s First Physician

by William M. Straight, MD.

 

Number XXXIV (1974)

Complete issue

The “Friends of the Seminole” Society : 1899-1926

by Harry A. Kersey, Jr.
Kissimmee-based charitable society organized, among other things, to help establish a Seminole reservation.

Judge Henry Hudson Hancock, 1868-1951

by Ruby Jane Hancock.
Biography of Henry Hudson Hancock, county judge for Okeechobee County.

Ernest Graham and the Hialeah Charter Flight of 1937

by Peter G. Klingman.
Describes how Florida senator Ernest Graham set in motion a chain of events that led to the Hialeah charter bill of 1937.

Foreign Colonies in South Florida, 1865-1910

by George E. Pozzetta.
Describes the efforts of various agencies to attract immigrants to Florida. Examples include Danes in Dania and Japanese in Yamato, near Boca Raton.

Early Families of Upper Matecumbe

by Richard E. Gentry.
Describes how three families, the Russells, the Pinders, and the Parkers, homesteaded Upper Matecumbe Key between 1880 and 1906.

Miami’s Earliest Known Great Hurricane

by Donald C. Gaby.
Provides evidence that a hurricane struck Miami in 1824.

Cape Sable and Key West in 1919

by Willis S. Blatchley.
Journal of Blatchley's insect-collecting trip to Cape Sable and Key West in 1919. Entries provide descriptions of people and natural conditions.

 

Number XXXV (1975)

Complete issue

The Cape Florida Society of 1773

by Roland E. Chardon.
The Cape Florida Society formed to colonize 6,000 acres in South Dade granted to Lord Dartmouth by King George III. Cartographer De Brahm mapped the Biscayne Bay area for the grant, but it was never settled.

Northern Biscayne Bay in 1776

by Roland E. Chardon.
Aspects of the Biscayne Bay area during the British Period: why the area was uninhabited; Cuban and Bahamian fishing in the Florida Keys and Biscayne Bay; Bernard Romans' and De Braham's mapping of the area; and British land grants.

The Samuel Touchett Plantation, 1773

by James C. Frazier.
History of the Samuel Touchett grant, particularly the survey by Bernard Romans and the probable location of the grant in present-day Miami.

Miami in 1876

by Arva Moore Parks.
History of the Miami region during the 19th century. Includes description of how former Lieutenant Governor William Henry Gleason held up the 1876 presidential election by demanding a recount of Dade County votes.

 

Number XXXVI (1976)

Complete issue

Indian Key

by Michael G. Schene.
Topics covered include Jacob Housman, Henry Perrine, the Indian Key Massacre and habitation of the key until 1885.

The Evolution of Miami and Dade County's Judiciary, 1896-1930

by Paul S. George.
Examines the growth of the Dade County courts from the time of Miami's incorporation to the start of the Depression.

The Florida East Coast Steamship Company

by Edward A. Mueller.
History of the Florida East Coast Steamship Company, which provided transportation between Flagler's southeast Florida and Nassau hotels from 1896 to 1900.

Brighton Indian Reservation, Florida, 1935-1938

by James W. Covington.
Early history of the Brighton Reservation. Describes the purchase of the land tract in 1935 and means of livelihood, such as cattle ranching.

Yamato Colony : A Japanese Presence in South Florida

by George E. Pozzetta and Harry A. Kersey, Jr.
History of Yamato, a Japanese agricultural community established near Boca Raton in 1904. Describes the accomplishments of one of its settlers, George Morikami.

I Remember the Everglades Mail Boat

by Gordon L. Williams.
First-person account of riding the Everglades mail boat in 1921, and spending the summer in South Bay. The boat made weekly trips from West Palm Beach, up the Palm Beach Canal to Lake Okeechobee. Also describes other visits to South Bay and Pahokee, 1920-1923.

 

Number XXXVII (1977)

Complete issue

Traffic Control in Early Miami

by Paul S. George.
Automobile traffic patterns, congestion and control in Miami, especially downtown, between 1896 and 1930, especially during the 1920s.

Not a Shot Fired : Fort Chokonikla and the 'Indian War' of 1849-1850

by Michael G. Schene.
History of the 1849 Seminole Indian attack on the Indian River, just north of Fort Pierce, and the subsequent construction of Fort Chokonikla.

Richmond Naval Station, 1942-1961

by David MacFie.
Blimps docked at Richmond Field, located at present-day Metrozoo and Gold Coast Railroad Museum, until the 1945 hurricane destroyed the base. After World War II, the site was used by various agencies for various purposes, including University of Miami classrooms and an agricultural laboratory.

Notes on South Florida Place Names : Norris Cut

by Roland Chardon.
Origin of the name for the inlet betweet Virginia Key and Fisher Island.

Aftermath of the Brown Decision : The Politics of Interposition in Florida

by David R. Colburn and Richard K. Scher.

 

Number XXXVIII (1978)

Complete issue

Christmas Day in Florida, 1837

by Floyd Monk.
History of the Battle of Okeechobee.

The Log of the Biscayne House of Refuge

by Thelma Peters.
History of the Biscayne House of Refuge (Surfside, Fla.) and excerpts from the log of Hannibal Dillingham Pierce, keeper of the Biscayne House of Refuge. Entries date from 1883 to 1900.

History of Pinewood (Cocoplum) Cemetery

by Oby Bonawit.
Beginning in 1899, about 200 Larkins (South Miami) and South Dade whites were buried in Pinewood Cemetery, on present-day Erwin Road near Sunset Drive. Includes a list of burials.

From Tampa Bay to Biscayne Bay in 1799

by Andrew Ellicott, introduction by Charlton Tebeau.
General observations of the Keys and Biscayne Bay region made by the U.S. surveyor Andrew Ellicott, October 29-November 15, 1799.

 

Number XXXIX (1979)

Complete issue

Railway Location in the Florida Everglades

by William J. Krome, introduction by Jean C. Taylor.
Krome's report of a survey he made for the Florida East Coast Railway between 1902 and 1903 of the Royal Palm Park and Cape Sable areas.

The Kissimmee Valley : An Appreciation

by Ruby Jane Hancock.
General observations and historical anecdotes about the Kissimmee River and environs.

A Letter by Dr. Henry Perrine

Letter to Dr. Ralph Glower, of New York, July 17, 1840, concerning plants and plans for settling the Perrine Grant.

Bootleggers, Prohibitionists and Police : The Temperance Movement in Miami, 1896-1920

by Paul S. George.

The Dania Indian School, 1927-1936

by Harry A. Kersey, Jr. and Mark S. Goldman.

The West Palm Beach that I Remember

by Gordon L. Williams.
First-person account of living in West Palm Beach between 1918 to 1928.

Biscayne Sketches at the Far South

by James Buck, introduction by Arva Moore Parks.
James Buck lived in Coconut Grove and Cutler for six months, 1877-1878. He wrote this memoir shortly after returning home.

 

Number XL (1980)

Complete issue

Growing Up, Sort Of, in Miami, 1909-1915

by Will Davenport.

Seminole Leadership: Changing Substance, 1858-1958

by James W. Covington.
Descibes how the Seminole Indians changed their system of tribal administration in order to carry on relations with the United States Government.

The Seminole's Christmas, A Seminole Reminiscence

reprints from the Miami Metropolis, by J. W. Ewan.
First-person account of a friendly assembly between white men and Seminole Indians at Brickell Point on Christmas Day, 1874.

A Seminole Reminiscence: Some Interesting Facts about Old Tiger Tail

by J. W. Ewan
Ewan's personal recollection of the Seminole, Tiger Tail, during the 1870s and 1880s, including a visit with the Addisons at Cutler.

Richard Fitzpatrick’s South Florida, 1822-1840, Part I: Key West Phase

by Hugo L. Black, III.
Biography of Richard Fitzpatrick to 1832. Topics include wrecking, salt making, his role in Key West and Florida politics, and his efforts to enforce the 1832 law prohibiting the immigration of free African Americans to Key West.

 

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