The Decades: 1900 – 1909

Flagler Street looking East in 1900sFlagler Street looking East in 1900s. Courtesy of HistoryMiami

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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