History of Miami

Miami is a flourishing capital city on Florida. Miami, also known as Magic city has an equally magnificent history. Miami has been evolving rapidly and constantly and managed to earn itself a privilege to become the major international trading port.

The early American settlers knows as Tequesta lived a simple life and depended on river of Miami for living. Until not soon when they were attacked by the Spanish. In this attack, most the Tequesta tribe were perished were some that survived fled to South Florida. Soon again in 1819, they were struck with three wars, the second of which was the most devastating for Miami.

Later in 1842, William English charted the name Village of Miami. Followed by an affluent widow from Ohio, Julia Tuttle, who tried to persuade Hennery Flagler, a millionaire, to extend his railroad to Miami. This was because she prophesized Miami to be the top major port for trading in years to come.

Thanks to Julia’s faith and effort, the railway tracks reached Miami in 1896.

After a few years, came John Collins and Carl Fisher that helped Miami Beach transform in an attempt to make it an emerging tourist site by building hotels, nightclubs and shops.

1960, Cubans were captured by the communists that made them fled to Miami. There was yet another immigration influx in late 1970s when over 100,000 Haitians and Nicaraguans moved in leaving their countries due to newly over thrown governments.

Since then Miami has been a mix of cultural influences and experienced a large population growth.

Today, Miami stands in a position where it is a home to many multi-national brands and companies, and is also known to have the largest concentration of international banks in the country. Miami is now a popular tourist spot, and a favorite holiday time pass for the rich.