Matheson Hammock – a short history

Matheson Hammock – a short history

The first donation of land for a Dade County park came from the Matheson family in 1929 — 80 acres on Biscayne Bay for Matheson Hammock Park. Over the past nine decades, it grew with further donations by the Matheson heirs, purchases by county commissioner...
A History of The Miami Pioneers

A History of The Miami Pioneers

The History of the Miami PioneersHow did the Miami Pioneers come to be?By the 1930s, Miami steadily emerged from its status as a pioneer settlement at the start of the twentieth century — some likened it to a tropical jungle on the edge of the bay — to a...
The first automobile in Dade County?

The first automobile in Dade County?

— Robert Burr From the 1910 Florida Automobile Registration Records, evidence of my great grandfather’s 30 horsepower 1908 Maxwell Roadster (serial number 7338). According to family lore, EDV Burr owned the first automobile in Dade County. In searching these...