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
Vol. 29, no 2 (2001) – Rock and Roll
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.
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.
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
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.