Who says Miami doesn’t have history? While the city was incorporated in 1896, much later than the rest of the country, the area has a long and rich history of wars and diverse settlers, making it one of the earliest inhabited locations in what is considered the New World. Findings of pre-Columbian settlements in the area have been traced as far back as 10,000-12,000 years ago. Featuring more than 100 historically significant attractions, buildings, restaurants, hotels, and districts, Miami is quickly becoming a history lover’s paradise. Explore more with Magic City Vintage.
Image: Miami, Florida, City View, Speedboat Linen Postcard. Published by Novelti-Craft Co. Post Cards.
Explore Magic City Vintage
Based on the notion that writing is an important tool in historic preservation, Magic City Vintage is an ever-evolving project to build an expansive Miami resource guide that includes historical places and figures, dates and anniversaries, and gone but not forgotten info, across a variety of mediums.
Miami History Books
Including archival information, newspaper stories, and tidbits from real Miamians, my books – The Sizzling History of Miami Cuisine: Cortaditos, Stone Crabs and Empanadas and Discovering Vintage Miami – offer a fun way to learn all about the city’s diverse history and its forgotten stories.
Help Preserve Miami History
From native traditions to original founders and old buildings, history is important to communities of all ages and sizes. History not only provides a sense of place and continuity but adds quality, charm, and uniqueness. Preserving history is a community effort. This is your call to action! Catch up on Miami’s rich history with Magic City Vintage and then do your part.