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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.

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Miami History Books

Discovering Vintage MiamiIncluding 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.

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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.

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