We track the rise and fall of jai alai, a sport that was born in the Basque highlands but found a home in Florida. Miami built the first permanent fronton in the United States and would become the premier venue for the sport. At the height of jai alai’s popularity, thousands […]
Hidden away under a canopy of trees a sick hole on the grounds of Deering Estate transports us to the ancient past of Miami at the end of the last Ice Age. The Cutler Fossil Site was discovered in 1979, but kept a secret until 1985 when it began to be […]
Richmond Naval Air Station was a military blimp base established during the Second World War on the land currently occupied by Zoo Miami and the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. During the base’s short active history, blimps launched from the base’s enormous hangars to patrol the Florida Straits, effectively countering the threat […]
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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