Iza Duffus Hardy's "Oranges and Alligators: Sketches of South Florida Life": Why Do the Writers Feel That People Should Move to Florida Souces
Florida is the best lied-about State in the Union! Observed a Northern tourist who had spent some few days in the State.
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When the local sheriff arrested the merchants for opening their stores on Sunday, leaders throughout the community protested until the men were released. Their actions helped establish an open religious environment throughout Miami. As 1896 was coming to a close, Miami started to resemble a community for the first time. When locals went to bed on Christmas Eve, the Royal Palm was well on its way to being completed, the downtown had largely started to take shape, homes had begun to sprout up, and everyone eagerly awaited the opening of the tourist season in January (Sewell, 2008).
Sessa, Frank B. “Miami on the Eve of the Boom: 1923” Tequesta. Number 11 (1951), 1-25.
Sewell, John. Miami Memoirs. Miami: Arva Parks and Co, 2008.
Shaffer, Marguerite S. See America First: Tourism and National Identity, 1880-1940. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000.