Wednesday, November 23, 2016

1981...A record number of murders in Dade County

From the Miami News 35 years ago.

On Nov. 30, 1981, with a month still to go before the end of the year, Dade County was well on its way to breaking 1980's record of 579 murders.

November's final weekend was particularly bloody.

From the Miami News story by Verne Williams:
The weekend toll was grim:

A man was stabbed to death this morning in a Miami drug store parking lot. A suspected burglar was shot to death last night by a Miami businessman. Six people were found bound and slain - two women shot, four men suffocated - inside a house in Southwest Dade Saturday afternoon. A woman who was shot Nov. 18 died in a Hialeah hospital when a life-support machine was turned off. She had been in a coma since being shot in the head when two robbers invaded her home.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Bettie Page at Funland Amusement Park - 1954

Pin-up model Bettie Page at Funland Amusement Park on N.W. 27th Ave. in 1954. Photographed by Bunny Yeager.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Dining out in Miami in 1953

From the Miami Daily News, May 1, 1953

Ads for Broussard's of New Orleans on 36th Street, Preview Lounge on Coral Way and  Hickory House on Liberty Avenue in Miami Beach.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Newspaper ad for Blevins & Haynie restaurant on 12th Street - 1897

From the Miami Metropolis, March 12, 1897.

Newspaper ad for Blevins & Haynie restaurant on 12th Street, (Flagler St.) next to Brady & Co. Grocery.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Colony Theater on Lincoln Road opens - Jan. 1935

From the Miami Daily News...

Colony Theater on Lincoln Road opens with Carole Lombard as Guest of Honor - Jan. 25, 1935.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Ice manufacturing at Florida Power & Light Co. in the 1920s

Florida Power and Light Company ice plant in Miami - 1926.

Ice wagon - 1927.