Miami and Miami Beach history

A history of Miami and Miami Beach - CBS News: "A metropolis today, the City of Miami wasn't incorporated until 1896, with a population of a few hundred. Across Biscayne Bay, an island known simply as "the beach" was a tangle of mangroves and palmettos --an unlikely place to build. But automobile pioneer Carl Fisher had a vision (along with the determination and the money) to bring it to life. By the 1920s, Miami Beach had become America's most fashionable destination. Even the Great Depression couldn't slow its growth, with hotels and homes sprouting up in the style of the day: Art Deco. . . Infused with energy and style from South America and the Caribbean, the region is today considered "the Capital of the Americas." And these days, a capital of design. . . ."


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