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Region 6

Palm Beach Broward Miami-Dade Monroe

Cape Florida Lighthouse

Located on the southern tip of Key Biscayne, Cape Florida Lighthouse is one of the best know features in the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. The lighthouse and area was named by Ponce de Leon as “Cape of Florida” when he led a Spanish expedition to Florida in 1513. The present lighthouse was completed … Continue reading »

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Alhambra Water Tower – Coral Gables

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Pigeon Key

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Pigeon Key was a important island when the 7 Mile Bridge was being built. The island was used as a construction depot during Henry Flagler’s construction of the 7 Mile Bridge. To learn more about Pigeon Key click on the following links: Pigeon Key Foundation History of Pigeon Key Pigeon Key – (Marathon Tourism Site) … Continue reading »

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Biscayne – Historical Marker

Script: In the early 1870s, William H. Gleason and William H. Hunt moved up the bay from Miami and founded the community of Biscayne. They brought with them the Miami Post Office, renaming it the Biscayne Post Office. Since the Dade County Court was wherever Gleason was, Biscayne was often the county seat and the meeting … Continue reading »

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Cloisters of the Ancient Spanish Monastery

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When I see the word “ancient” I tend to remind my self that we don’t have anything in the US that usually falls in the category of ancient. I found this unique place while working in Miami a few weeks ago. I arrived at 4:05 and was informed that they officially closed at 4:00 but that … Continue reading »

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