The Mother of Miami
Julia Tuttle, the Mother of Miami, saw the promise of a sleepy outpost of civilization tucked between Biscayne Bay and the Everglades. Her vision helped create the city of Miami. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Julia’s life was heading toward the mundane but the death of her husband forced Julia into the role of bread winner for her family. Unafraid of using her connections to some of the wealthiest in the United States, Julia worked hard to connect the Miami area to the rest of Florida. In the end because of her tenacity and a little help from one of the worst freezes in the history of Florida, Henry Flagler decided it was time to bring his railroad to Miami.
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Biscayne Tales is a podcast about the history of Miami and South Florida. We hope that the episodes will appeal to Miami residents and visitors alike, encouraging them to start their own exploration of the city's people and places. This website is intended to accompany the show and provide additional materials and links for the curious.
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