Al Capone

Wofford Hotel

Crime in South Florida – Part 2 of 3

The second part of the Crime in South Florida series features criminal activity in the 1930s through the 1950s. The Great Depression decade was a time-period when Miami was thoroughly…

Civil War Deserters

Crime in South Florida – Part 1 of 3

Despite having a full-time law man, Miami was still largely a frontier city after incorporation. The murder of game warden Guy Bradley and the pursuit of the Ashley Gang were…

Dinner Key in 1930s

The Decades: 1930 – 1939

The seventh episode of the Miami History Channel features the decade of the 1930s. The decade of the Great Depression brought both despair and opportunity. Florida began to ease out…