Aerial of Downtown Miami in 1980s

The Decades: 1980 – 1989

The decade of the 1980s began with political turmoil and rapid growth due to a large influx of Cuban refugees as part of the Mariel Boat Lift. The decade also…

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1972 Perfect Season

The Decades: 1970 – 1979

South Florida was the center of politics in the early 1970s. Both party’s political conventions were held on Miami Beach. Richard Nixon accepted the Republican nomination and Senator George McGovern…

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Paul George at Cocoplovis Mansion on Brickell Ave in 1988

Miami’s Walking Encyclopedia

One of the most common requests from our members is to hear the story of how Dr. Paul George became a Florida historian. In particular, people want to know how…

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