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History of Miami – John Collins (3 of 4)

January 27th, 2020 by

John Collins Episode 3 of 4   In 1912, the Collins family founded the Miami Beach Improvement Company. When the construction of the bridge started, the real estate activity in Miami Beach increased significantly since many investors predicted it was going to bring many tourists to the beach. Later that year, the family was short…

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History of Miami – John Collins (2 of 4)

January 27th, 2020 by

John Collins Episode 2 of 4   Owner of 5 miles of land in what was soon to become Miami Beach, John S. Collins decided to start working his land his own way. By 1907, his concept of cultivating exotic produce was a huge success. However, the transportation was scarce and his fruits and vegetables…

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History of Miami – John Collins (1 of 4)

January 27th, 2020 by

John Collins Episode 1 of 4   The Collins Avenue was named in the honor of John Stiles Collins after his death because of all his help to develop and build a perfect place for tourism. Even though it started with another vision, he adapted and was able to create what today is known as…

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History of Miami – Henry Flagler (3 of 5)

January 24th, 2020 by

Henry Flagler Episode 3 of 5 Henry Flagler and John D. Rockefeller partnered up to create Standard Oil Corporation which was established in 1870. As a decision maker in the company, Flagler uses a rebate hook strategy to undercut other oil refineries. In 1872, Standard Oil was leading the oil refining industry with 10,000 barrels…

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History of Miami – Henry Flagler (5 of 5)

January 23rd, 2020 by

Henry Flagler Episode 5 of 5   Henry Flagler died on May 20th, 1913 at the age of 83. Three days later, the Florida East Coast Railway, his main investment in Miami and Florida, stopped entirely for 10 minutes as a tribute to the person who dedicated his last years to the growth of Florida…

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History of Miami – Henry Flagler (4 of 5)

January 23rd, 2020 by

Henry Flagler Episode 4 of 5   After visiting Florida for the first time, Henry Flagler started investing in hotels. However, he noticed that building hotels was not enough to attract people for his new investments. Therefore, he invested in railroads–modernizing and improving the system to carry more weight and create more demand. Observing his…

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History of Miami – Henry Flagler (2 of 5)

January 13th, 2020 by

Henry Flagler Episode 2 of 5   Henry Flagler was born on January 2nd, 1830 in New York, lived and studied there until the age of fourteen when he decided to work, earning $5 a month. He worked with a family friend in Seneca County, Ohio in the grain business, where he received a basic…

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History of Miami – Henry Flagler (1 of 5)

January 6th, 2020 by

Henry Flagler Episode 1 of 5 The origin of Flagler Street comes from an American Entrepreneur named Henry Flagler, born on January 2nd, 1830 in Hopewell, New York and died on May 20th, 1913 in Palm Beach, Florida at the age of 83—known today as one of the men responsible for the growth and expansion…

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