Sunday, December 2, 2012

1928: Al Capone visits Miami for the first time...It's 'warmer than California'



Al Capone visits Miami for the first time and comments on the weather....
"Miami's climate is more healthful than Chicago's and warmer than California - that's why I'm here."
...and the real estate market....
"I believe now is the time to buy down here and I'm thinking of going into the market rather heavily. I don't believe there will be any sensational climb in values [...] for five years, but I'm contented to wait that long."

From the Miami Daily News, Jan. 10, 1928.



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