In the late 19th century, reports described the area as a promising wilderness.
The Great Freeze of 1894–95 hastened Miami's growth, as the crops of the Miami area were the only ones in Florida that survived.
Miami is noted as "the only major city in the United States conceived by a woman, Julia Tuttle", a local citrus grower and a wealthy Cleveland native.
The Miami area was better known as "Biscayne Bay Country" in the early years of its growth.
For questions about the Event email Michael, your Tampa Bay Pre-Dating Speed Dating Coordinator or to register by phone call 813-423-1493.
For questions about the email Michael, your Tampa Bay Coordinator or to register by phone call 813-423-1493.
When landlords began to rent homes to African-Americans in neighborhoods close to Avenue J (what would later become NW Fifth Avenue), a gang of white men with torches visited the renting families and warned them to move or be bombed.If you need to cancel you may be eligible for a refund or event rain check, based on our cancellation policy, provided you contact us before the event day.