The fourth episode features the first decade of the twentieth century in Miami and southeast Florida. The turn of the century represented a time of development and moderate growth. Miami went from a wilderness outpost to the start of a city in the last decade of the nineteenth century.
The 1900s began a period where Miami evolved into a typical southern city. The basic infrastructure of Miami was still being put into place. It was a resort city, but the pioneers had a much grander vision. A downtown area began to develop and families began to establish roots in the growing metropolitan area.
The outline for episode four is as follows:
Scene #1: A Southern Town
Scene #2: Downtown Miami
Scene #3: Rise of Suburbia & Transportation
Scene #4: The Bayfront
Scene #5: Saloons & Opposition
Scene #6: Flagler’s Folly – Oversea Railroad to Key West
Length of Video: 20 minutes & 30 seconds
Cover Image: Flagler Street looking East in 1900s. Courtesy of HistoryMiami
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