Saturday, May 15, 2010

"Another beautiful home"

From the Miami Daily News , Jan. 19, 1927

Friday, May 14, 2010

Miami's first black cop killed

from the Miami Daily News, Feb. 16, 1951

Related story here.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"The corpse had a familiar face"

The Dec. 11, 1974; "mob rubout" of Miami Beach attorney Harvey St. Jean, who was murdered in broad daylight.

The Miami News speculated on the identity of the killer in the Dec. 13, 1974 issue of the paper.

And Miami Herald crime reporter Edna Buchanan, in writing about St. Jean's murder, penned one of the more famous lines in true crime writing, "The corpse had a familiar face," which became the title of her classic memoir.

St. Jean's murder was never solved.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

Royal Castle's 15 cent hamburgers

An ad for Royal Castle from the Miami Daily News, Dec. 3, 1956

Not much to say except that you have to be really old to remember 15 cent hamburgers at Royal Castle!

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Getting tough on jaywalkers

Miami News columnist Bill Baggs, in a July 13, 1955 column, recounts a day 30 years earlier when one Miami police officer took a no-tolerance stance against jaywalkers!

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