Miami in a Coco-nut (1132)
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Most Beautiful Avenue of Royal Palms in America

-L-- c~ 11 onment, a magical city, 75 miles
of inviting, paved avenues, graced by
coconut and royal palms, beautiful homes
and enchanting gardens of colorful
tropical flowers and shrubbery, make a
motor ride imperative. Start from Flagler
street, northward on Bayshore Drive, past
yachts and houseboats, seeing steamships
at the municipal docks from northern ports, the
Bahamas, Cuba and Gulf ports; get our first view
of the magnificent Causeway, on along the bay
shore with its scenic vistas, among the beautiful
homes of Miramar out the Dixie Highway into the
suburbs. Return through Buena Vista to the busy
business section, cross the Miami river, circle
Point View, with its luxurious homes, into Brickel
avenue and along "Millionaire's Row," famed
for its gardens and beautiful estates. Most any
road brings us back through attractive suburban
sections which will give hours of delightful
inspection. Midafternoon hear a world-famous
band in Royal Palm Park, underneath the palms.

Yachts at Anchor in Biscayne Bay

Numerous excursion boats or private
launches at your service. Cape Florida,
with its ancient lighthouse, is an objective
12 miles down the bay, giving a close view
of the many palatial estates along the
shore. Up the Miami river, past Musa
Isle, into the Everglades, visiting Seminole
Indian villages, the Tropical Gardens, the
Alligator Farm. Often you may meet a
band of Seminoles from the Everglades in their
colorful raiment paddling their quaint canoes.
On the bay you pass palatial yachts riding at
anchor, steamships cargo laden, and catch a
wonderful view of Miami. Up the bay, through
the inland canal channel, you have a glimpse of
the American Venice. Circling overhead or tied
at their landing dock are scores of huge sea-
planes which make daily trips to Bimini, Nas-
sau, or Havana. The exquisite marine gardens,
for which Miami is famous, totally unlike any
other, must be seen through a glass-bottom boat
which takes a day by itself.

Miami Country Club from Across Miami River

.t. If it's golf, six courses invite you,
and you play with a zest never experi-
enced before. It's the charm of the tropics
that permeates every outdoor sport in
Miami. The Miami Country Club links,
with the view of the Miami river, the palms
and pines and the sporty hazards, are
only a few minutes distance. A little
farther are the municipal links at Hialeah,
with the novelty of Seminole Indian caddies. Out
the Tamiami Trail is the nine-hole course at
Coral Gables, where you play amid scenes rem-
iniscent of old Spain. There are three fine
courses at Miami Beach, near the ocean, with
bowers of palms. If you prefer tennis, there are
courts in the city parks. Perhaps you wish to
watch a fast game of polo at Miami Beach, or
hire a mount and canter along the ocean drive.
Climax the day with a plunge in the pool at the
Beach casino or at the Royal Palm casino. Ar-
range a dinner party, and dance afterward in a
garden of palms or on a spacious veranda.

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Trophies from a Day's Tarpon Fishing
-~f l-IIVr. THAT IS FISHING-You have
I d egged a boat and a skilled captain
as guide and leave the pier for the Gulf
Stream, where the leaping sailfish, the
tigerish barracuda, the sporty bonita, the
beautiful dolphin and many other vari-
eties abound. Along the reefs are king-
fish and mackerel, and farther down
among the keys the king of gamesters, the
tarpon. In the bay, and outside as well,
are grouper, trout, snapper, grunt, pompano,
amber jack, yellow tail, and others of the 600
varieties found in these tropical waters. Amateur
and veteran return with big catches. The sur-
prise element is ever present, for you seldom
know what variety has taken the lure until you
have won your battle. You may take a motor
boat and fish in the bay or join the throng of
anglers casting from Collins' Bridge or the
Causeway. It is the fishing experience of a life-
time, a real Paradise for the angler. The fresh-
water fisherman will find gamey bass in the
canals in the Everglades.

Surf-Bathing at Miami 365 Days in the Year

Y' calendar say what it wishes, it's
always sea-bathing weather in Miami.
Warmed by the Gulf Stream, the winter
temperature of the ocean averages 72
degrees. You cross the million-dollar
Causeway leading to the bathing beach.
For a thousand feet the fine sand slopes
gradually, the waves are never boister-
ous. There is ample length to the beach
and thousands dip in the surf without crowd-
ing. Coconut palms, the huge multicolored
beach umbrellas, the oriental canopies covering
easy chairs, spacious casinos with extensive
pools where champion swimmers perform, the
gay beach gowns of beautiful women, the lithe
bathing girls, give a setting to the most wonder-
ful surf-bathing in the world. End the after-
noon with a spin for fifteen miles along the ocean
driveway, lined with coconut palms. Drop in at
the Aquarium, showing the largest collection of
tropical fish in the world. At night enjoy a din-
ner at one of the casinos and join the dancing.

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1 have the choice of three auto routes.
Along the Miami river, past moored house-
boats, by the Country Club, through the
Allapattah truck gardens, to Hialeah,

newest city in filmlandi. Visit the Miami
ih.ave the choice of three auto routes.
Along the Miami river, past moored house-
boats, by the Country Club, through the
Allapattah truck gardens, to Hialeah,
newest city in filmland. Visit the Miami
studios, see the stock and growing crops
on the Curtiss-Bright ranch, perhaps watch the
dog races. Follow the Miami canal a few miles
further to the 150,000-acre plantation of the
Pennsylvania Sugar Company with its $1,500,000
mill and refinery. You may take the Tamiami
Trail westward past orange and grapefruit
groves and truck farms in the Everglade muck
soil. It will be worth while to stop and examine
some of the wonderful products. You see the
huge canals which drain this vast area of fer-
tile soil, birds of brilliant plumage, strange
waterfowl, often the silent Seminoles and the
lazy alligators. For twenty miles the traveling
is good. Or you can take the Ingraham High-
way southward 45 miles to Royal Palm State
Park, a virgin Everglade hammock, a fish and
bird sanctuary of 4,000 acres.

William Jennings Bryan's Sunday School Class

" CLASS OUT-OF-DOORS, in Royal Palm
Park, William Jennings Bryan, teacher.
Meets early to permit you to participate later in
the services of some of the fifty religious organ-
izations to which you are cordially invited. In
the afternoon motor through Coconut Grove. On
the way drive through the James Deering estate,
open to the public this afternoon. Most pictur-
esque and magnificent place of its kind in Amer-
ica, said to have cost more than $5,000,000. See
its tropical gardens, canals, lagoons, Italian
Renaissance architecture. See the avenue of
Royal Palms in the Arthur Curtiss James estate,
most beautiful sight in America. On again in a
tropical tour, through avenues of palms, past
scores of wonderful homes and luxurious estates.
You can travel for miles over smooth, oiled, rock
highways, past groves of oranges, grapefruit,
mangoes, avocadoes and some of the numerous
winter vegetable farms. Space prevents more
than a mere outline of the attractions and trips
for your first seven days in Miami. You can
spend the next seventy days delightfully, seeing
new sights and enjoying our wonderful climate. .-

Name Capacity
Abnerholm ............... 50
Al Fresco ................. 70
Almo ..................... 50
Alpha.................... 25
Alta Vista .. ............. 180
Ambassador ...............150
American................. 30
Arcade................... 32
Bayshore Lodge ........... 60
Belcher. .. ........... 30
Biscayne................. 125
Bradford.................. 60
*Brown ... .. ....... 50
tCamp Biscayne. ......... 60
Central .... ......... 125
Columbus Court........... 75
Davis. .................. 75
Dolphin .................. 105
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*- ,,,, , I & Apartments 150
*Flamingo................ 400
Frances.................. 100
Gralyn................... 250
G rand.................... 50
Green Tree Inn........... 150
Haddon.................. 40
Halcyon. ..................300
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Jefson.................... 22
Kentucky Home........... 200
Leamington............... 200
Lenox.................... 60
Luzerne.................. 30
M cAllister ................600
M cCrory ................. 100
*Marlborough ............ 150
M artinique ............... 100
Minneapolis ............... 35
Miramar................. 200
*Nautilus ................. 400
*New York .............. 35
O aks..................... 30
Oxford................... 125
Paramount. .............. 50
Plaa. .................. .300
Poinsettia. ............... 125
Royal Palm............... 600
Royalton............... 150
Rutherford ...............100
San Carlos................100
Savoy ................... 120
Sawtelle.................. 20
*Sea Crest................ 70
Security .................. 250
Seminole................. 150
Strand .................. 150
tSunshine Inn............. 50
Ta-Miami ................150
Urm ey.. .. .............300
Willard (Bachelor) .........125
*W afford ......... ....... 225

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APARTMENTS (furnished)

Season November (1923) to April (1924), Inclusive
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Rio Vista
Riverside Park
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cTXiami, th on er City o merica

Originally the site of an extensive Seminole Indian village,
Miami was visited by the Spanish explorers more than 300 years
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Flagler Street Looking Toward Biscayne Bay

cfiami, the Wonder (ity oft/fmerzca
Originally the site of an extensive Seminole Indian village,
Miami was visited by the Spanish explorers more than 300 years
ago. The U. S. Government built Ft. Dallas, at the mouth of
the Miami river, in 1836, during the Seminole Indian war. In
April, 1896, H. M. Flagler built the Florida East Coast Rail-
way line to this point, and three months later the city was
Nation's Fastest-Growing City-Attention of country
attracted to Miami when U. S. Census of 1920 showed a popula-
tion gain of 440 per cent and Dade County a gain of 258 per
cent-records unexcelled by any other city or county in nation.
Present population above 50,000, third city in Florida.
Location--Miami is 366 miles south of Jacksonville, the
farthest south city on United States mainland. Only large city
in United States located in tropical zone.
Easy to Reach Miami- Nine trunk lines, north and west,
run trains direct to Jacksonville. Change there to Florida East
Coast line and in twelve hours you are in the land of palms and
sunshine which is Miami. Through Pullmans are operated direct
to Miami from' New York, Boston, Chicago and intermediate
points. Passenger steamship line from Baltimore to Miami direct
or ocean voyage can be m'i ... F ., .. York or Philadel-
phia to Jacksonville, and ...I I I i 1 train or palatial
motor bus.
Motoring Through American Riviera-Millions of dol-
lars have been spent in improving the five nationally known
highways which converge into the Dixie Highway at or near Jack-
sonville. Then begins the most beautiful auto trip in America.
Along the ocean, beside wide rivers, whose banks are fringed
with thick foliage, into the tropical zone of evergreen palms,
of perpetual flowers, and wonderful winter homes.
Entrancing Inland Water Route-From anywhere along
the Atlantic seaboard one may come to Miami in his own yacht
or houseboat. If seagoing craft, skirt the Florida coast; if a
smaller vessel, take the safe inland route from Jacksonville


Roman Pools, Miami Beach Casino

south, through the Halifax and Indian rivers and connecting
canals into lovely Biscayne Bay, and then Miami.
Yacht Anchorage in Biscayne Bay-Miami's harbor is the
finest yacht anchorage in the world. Each season the most
palatial yachts and houseboats find anchorage here. During one
week last winter water craft valued at $12,000,000 were in Bis-
cayne Bay.
Miami's Distinctive Climate-Miami is in the subtropical
zone in same latitude as southern Egypt, south central India,
and Burmah. Annual mean temperature (U. S. Government
weather report), 75 degrees. Four winter months, 68.75; four
summer months, 81. Highest temperature last twelve years, 92
I . .. : 40 degrees. Miami's
.. i .. .., y Trade Winds from
Gulf Stream. No more than three hours' fog during entire year.
Surf-Bathing 365 Days in Year- Winter temperature of
sea at Miami, 72 degrees. Water varies from emerald green to
turquoise blue, with clean, firm, sloping beach. One large
salt-water pool at Miami and four at Miami Beach for still-
water swimming and diving.
Fishing That Satisfies-More than 600 varieties of fish in
waters about Miami and among Florida keys. Kings of the
game fish-tarpon, sailfish, merlin, tuna, barracuda, kingfish,
bonefish, amber jack, dolphin, bonita and sea trout-here in
abundance. Veteran or amateur is sure of a fine catch. Fish
weighing 20 tons have been harpooned here.
Cruising and Motorboating- South of Miami lie hundreds
of miles of protected cruising waters among coral islands, of
tropical verdure, coconut-palm-covered keys, over marine
gardens of great beauty, and in water of constantly changing
hues. For larger yachts it is a short run of forty miles across
the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas.
Forty-five Minutes to Foreign Countries-Miami is an
international airport with a large fleet of limousine seaplanes.
It is 45 min. to Bimini, Bahama Islands; 31 hrs. to Havana,
Cuba; 2 hrs. to Nassau. Palm Beach, up the coast, is only 45 min.
Six Sporty Golf Courses-Three at Miami and three at
Miami Beach, hazards all scientifically arranged, Bermuda grass

Part of Plant of Miami Studios, Inc.

greens, fine club houses; golfing in a new environment, unlike
that found elsewhere, every day in the year.
Numerous Tennis Courts- Public courts in city parks.
Private courts at several hotels and at the Beach. All hard-
surfaced and well kept.
Ideal Polo Fields-Weather conditions always favorable for
polo. Extensive stables in connection with fields at Miami
Beach. Best players and most expensive ponies in America here
each season. Grandstand and auto-parking spaces for spectators.
Excellent Hunting- Within a few hours of Miami are large
cleared areas abounding in quail. In Everglades wild turkey,
deer and other game.
Water and Air Speed Regattas-Fastest speed boats in
America and most daring aviators meet in this city for suprem-
acy in air and on water at midwinter regatta.
Pageant of Flowers and Fruits-Annual New Year's Day
festival of great bea" ..t--.. "^^ r-^ i-^r f-t ... -- t---
M iami at that date. I ... I .I .. I ,. .... .
Free Band Concerts--Every afternoon and evening from
December to April, in Royal Palm Park, underneath coconut
palms, overlooking Biscayne Bay, a world-famous band gives
free concerts.
City Parks-Miami has five public parks, area twenty-two
acres. New 45-acre park with front of 4,225 feet along Biscayne
Bay now under development. Estimated cost, $3,000,000.
Schools and Conservatories- High school, j un ior high
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Fifty Religious Organizations-Splendid churches, cap-
able pastors, excellent music, well-equipped plants, total church
property valuation, $4,000,000.
Million-Dollar Causeway-Two-way, double automobile
concourse, with electric trolley, and pedestrian walk, crosses
Biscayne Bay and connects Miami with Miami Beach. It is 31/2
miles long, cost $1,000,000. This engineering marvel was opened
Shopping Facilities- Miami has numerous modern and
metropolitan stores. Fashion's newest models, especially latest

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Aeroplane Operating Between Miami, Cuba and the Bahamas

modes in summer wear for men and women, get first showing
Financial Institutions-Greater Miami has nine banks.
Deposits, April, 1923, $31,347,768, a per capital deposit of $588,
one of the highest in the country. The largest savings bank
deposits in Florida are in Miami.
Social Clubs and Trade Organizations-Miami's social
clubs, Rotary, Kiwanis, Civitan and Exchange, extend cordial
welcome to visiting members at weekly luncheons. Miami Real
Estate Board and Miami Ad Club hold weekly luncheons. Visitors
interested in these lines invited. Woman's Club, Anglers' Club,
and Motor Club maintain club quarters.
Superb Motor Tli''. I -- i ..... from Miami are 700
miles of smooth I I .. I I .. . motor roads. Dixie
highway ends at Miami. Ingraham' highway extends south to
Florida City, 33 miles, and on 15 miles to RoyalPalm State Park,
4,000 acres of virgin hammock, and 30 miles across the Ever-
glades to Cape Sable on the Gulf. Tamiami Trail extends 40
miles nearly across Florida Everglades. A "Motorist's Paradise"
through tropical scenes.
Estates, Ranches and Plantations- The Miami zone has
some of the most elaborate estates in America, if not in the
world. Among them is the one of James Deering at Miami. It
is said to have cost more than $5,000,000 and is still unfinished.
Visitors admitted Sunday afternoons. Other noted homes are
those of William Jennings Bryan and Commodore Arthur Curtis
James. Curtiss-Bright Ranch, 14,000 acres, five miles west, at
Hialeah, produces wide variety of stock, soil products and poul-
try. Open to public. Pennsylvania Sugar Plantation, 150,000
acres, 3,500 now in cultivation, $1,500.000 sugar mill in opera-
tion. In Everglades west of Hialeah. Open to public.
Fruits and Vegetable Production-Twenty-five per cent
of all Florida grapefruit comes from vicinity of Miami; 95 per
cent of all avocados; practically all the mangoes and strictly
tropical fruits. Large shipment of oranges annually. Number
bearing grapefruit and orange trees 850,000; yield, 1922-23,
$1,500,000. 14,000 acres in winter vegetables, tomatoes, beans,
peppers, etc.; 1922-23 crop, $5,000,000.


One of Miami's Beautiful Coconut-Lined Boulevards

Miami's Harbor and Docks-Ship channel from Municipal
docks to sea 41/ miles, 18 feet depth, federal ri-r--1l -;- 25
feet. Steamship passenger and freight lines i. -..
Charleston, New Orleans, Nassau, Bimini and Havana. Freight
steamship lines to Jacksonville, Key West and Gulf ports. Docks,
railway and harbor expenditure by city and local interests,
$2,000,000; federal government, $1,000,000.
Miami City Statistics-Area, 18 square miles; land, 5,473
acres; bay, 4,776 acres; river, 75 acres; miles of sidewalks, 92;
storm sewers, 136; sanitary sewers, 136; asphalt paving, 75;
oiled macadam, 67; high pressure fire mains, 31/; tax valuation,
1923, $69,911,300, or 75 per cent of market value.
Building Record-During summer of 1923 city began muni-
cipal improvements totaling nearly $4.000,000. Total building
S. .'iami, 1918, $1,250,725; 1919, $3,160,525; 1920, $4,556,-
I $5,415,800; 1922, $4,641,094. Private construction in
Miami first six months 1923, $2,894,100; in Greater Miami,
General Information-Y. M. C. A., value with equip-
ment, $300,000; Y. W. C. A., $250,000; number hotels, 75,
estimated value, $20,000,000; number apartment houses, 200,
estimated value, $12,000,000; number hospitals, 6; theatres, 7;
restaurants, 105; autos, 12,000-nearly one to every four in-
habitants. Thousands of furnished bungalows for those who
prefer individual homes.
Night Entertainments-Visitors never get lonesome in
:... T1 .. 1 ... i. i some place to go.
... .. I I i ... ,or on wide verandas,
or in open-air gardens. Numerous restaurants cater to late
supper parties. At Miami Beach there are casinos, the most
elaborate in America. Within easy motoring distance are famous
inns. Theatres, concerts and a varied list of entertainments to
suit all tastes. Miami is the liveliest winter resort in America.
Miami Chamber of Commerce-In Chamber of Commerce
building, 39 N. E. First avenue. Has 800 members, maintains
information bureau and registry for tourists. Total disburse-
ments, 1922, $144,120.37. Special illustrated literature about
Miami and Dade County furnished upon request.



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