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A Drive Through Royal Palms

FIRST DAY
ET ACQUAINTED WITH MIAMI Each
direction in Miami opens up enchant-
ing vistas. More than 100 miles of
smooth motor avenues, palm shaded and parked
with tropical shrubbery and flowers, makes sight-
seeing delightful. From Royal Palm Park north-
ward up Bay Shore Drive, enjoy the panorama
of palm-sprinkled park with great yachts at
anchor in the bay beyond. Pass the municipal
dock where activity centers about great steam-
ships from northern and gulf ports, the Baha-
mas and Cuba. Turn east on the million-dollar
causeway or the Venetian Way to the beach
where luxurious homes enjoy balmy ocean
breezes. Or continue 1'..t1nl, iill ln..ugh exclu-
sive Miramar out the I.\' IiH-i. N through
the inviting suburbs along Biscayne Bay. Or
cross the Miami River to stately Brickell Avenue,
past the lovely homes of Point View and "Mil-
lionaire's Row" to shady Coconut Grove, the
home of celebrities. Return through Coral
Gables, with its atmosphere of old Spain, or
through Miami's sport center, named by the
Seminoles, Hialeah, where the architecture re-
calls the adobe dwellings of old Mexico. Every
direction marks Miami as a city of distinction.






















Speed Kings Fight for Lead

SECOND DAY
N WATER OF RAINBOW HUEs-Every
type of boat from excursion boat to
palatial yacht may equally extend
Miami's offering of ocean, bay or river to the
water-lover. Swift speed boats skim the blue
surface of Biscayne Bay; stately yachts tug rest-
lessly at anchor; steamships, cargo laden, pass
majestically to port; seaplanes winging high
above journey between Bimini, Nassau and
Havana. From a boat the causeway looms with
a new attraction and the islands set with pic-
turesque homes seem a new Venice. Miami's
magnificent skyline presages the city of the fu-
ture with its skyscrapers and illuminated tow-
ers. Seaward lies the fringe of palm-bordered
keys and old Cape Florida light of historic inter-
est. Miami's marine gardens, viewed from a
glass-bottomed observatory, are as wonderful
as a visit to the coral caves of Neptune, with
strange sea vegetation and colorful fish. Up the
Miami River, the Tropical Gardens, the Alli-
gator Farm, the Seminole Village at Musa Isle
is an unforgettable voyage. At night canoeing
under Florida moonlight breathes tropical
romance.





















A Close Match on Miami Links

THIRD DAY
I PORT IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS-A new
G f'. zest is added to every sport under the
ideal but entirely "different" surround-
ings of tropical Miami. Eleven golf courses in-
trigue the followers of the game of presidents.
Miami Country Club, on the Miami River,
offers sporty hazards but a few minutes from
town. At Hialeah, Seminole Indians caddy at
the popular Municipal links. Amid fascinating
Spanish environment lie superb Coral Gables
courses. At Miami Beach, near the ocean and
palm-shaded, are three well-kept courses. For
the tennis fan, many municipal courts await.
The horse lover may enjoy a canter astride a
spirited steed on the bridle paths at Hialeah,
Miami Beach or Coral Gables, or thrill seven
times a day at the races on the million-dollar
track at Hialeah during the racing season, or
watch a fast polo game at the beach. If bowl-
ing on the green, quoits or roque are your forte,
join the players in the city parks. At night visit
the greyhound races or jai-alai, the Spanish ball
game, or round out the day with a dance on a
moonlit, palm-bordered terrazo floor.











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Divers Thrill Crowds at Roman Pools

FOURTH DAY
THING UNDER TROPICAL SKIEs-Twelve
months in the year, the ocean waves an
irresistible invitation for a dip in its
foaming surf. Across the great causeway lies
mile after mile of golden beach, where clean
sand slopes gradually into the blue depths.
Thousands daily bask under the coconut palms
or in the shade of huge, multi-colored beach
umbrellas or in easy chairs under oriental
canopies at the great casinos or ocean front
hotels. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, the water
has a winter temperature averaging 72 degrees,
pleasantly invigorating. In the great pools at the
casinos, champion swimmers perform, and lithe
bathing-girls compete for honors. At Coral
Gables, the unusually beautiful Venetian Pool
in tropically rustic surroundings, lures the water-
lover to fresh-water swimming about its rocky
cascades and caverns. A motor drive along the
miles of ocean beach and a dinner and dance
at one of the casinos or fashionable hostelries
brings the day to a delightful climax.





















A Day's Catch in the Gulf Stream

FIFTH DAY
ET's Go FISHING-Down Miami way the
big'uns bite with vim and vigor, either
from a line cast from the causeway or
out where the white caps bob on the blue Gulf
Stream. A captain skilled in fishing may be
secured at the pier to take the angler out to the
reefs where the tigerish barracuda, the king-
fish and the mackerel await your hook. In the
Gulf Stream, the leaping sailfish, the beautiful
dolphin, and the tarpon, the glistening silver-
king, will give you the thrill of a life-time. Down
among the keys farther south is a fishing ground
famous the world over among anglers. In the
bay and outside, grouper, trout, snapper, amber-
jack, pompano, and the rest of the six hundred
varieties that haunt these waters reward amateur
and veteran alike. Fresh-water fishermen drive
out along the Miami River, or one of the drain-
age canals to try their luck from the banks, and
catch some of the black bass of the Everglades.
The Miami A!-I. Ir.' Club annually distributes
handsome trophies for record catches.





















Learning Archery from Experts

SIXTH DAY
TRIP TO THE EVERGLADES The vast
Everglades back of Miami are of unusual
interest, scenically and economically. One
route to the 'Glades leads along the Miami
River, past moored houseboats, by the Country
Club, the truck gardens of Allapattah to Hia-
leah, where the moving picture studios mark
Miami as-the newest city in filmland. Visit the
vast Curtiss-Bright ranch with its blooded stock
and growing crops and pass through the great
dairy region. A few miles farther is the 150,000-
acre plantation of the Pennsylvania Sugar Com-
pany, with its 5,000 acres in cane and its $1,-
500,000 mill. Another route to the 'Glades is the
Tamiami Trail, past truck farms growing won-
derful crops on the muck soil, passing as far as
fifteen and twenty miles into the Everglade
region. In the 'Glade land southward from Mi-
ami, lies an extensive grapefruit, orange, avo-
cado and tropical fruit growing section. Forty-
five miles south, near the tip of Florida, is Royal
Palm State Park, 4,000 acres of Everglade ham-
mock land in virgin condition as a bird and fish
sanctuary.





















Miami Streets Lend Charm to Residences

SEVENTH DAY
HE AESTHETIC SIDE OF MIAMI-Partici-
pate in the Sunday services at some
one of the fifty religious organizations
which extend you an invitation to benefit from
the talks of their capable pastors and their ex-
cellent choir and organ music. In the afternoon,
awaits a motor trip of unforgettable beauty,
through the magnificent tropical estate of the
late James Deering, Villa Vizcaya, the only
show place of its kind in America. Its late
owner established the generous custom of open-
ing its drives through its landscaped gardens
about the lovely Italian Renaissance mansion to
the public on Sunday afternoon. In the after-
noon, listening to the strains of music played by
Arthur Pryor's world-famous band under the
light-studded, coconut palms in Royal Palm
Park.
These are but a few of the diversions that will
make not seven, but seventy times seven days
delightful in Miami, enjoying new sights and
adventures and gaining added health and zest
in life in our incomparable climate.






APARTMENTS--FURNISHED
Season Nov. toApril, inidusive, unless specified
Name Ap-Is. rooms Rates
*Abernathy......... 4 3 $700
*Aravilla........... 24
*Admiral........... 4 4 .ii
*Alabama.......... 4 2to4 ...".,
*Albertina ......... 4 5 .. ..
Algonquin......... 23 3to4 - ., ).
*Alpine. .... .. 6 4to5
*Alsara ........... 5 2to4 ...
tAlton Road. ..... 28 3 $1000
*tAlsonia........... 10 3 $1000
*Aplington ......... 5 2 $45 mo.
*Ashby............ 4 5 $900-950
Asbury Park ...... 14 3to4 $400-650
*tAtlantic........... 14 2&4 $500 up
*Aurora............ 24 2&5 $500-1000
Avondale......... 28 2&3 $300-750
*Avalon............ 4 4 $600
*Banyan........... 5 2to5 $800-1500
Bass.............. 10 3&4 $450-900
Bayshore .......... 12 4&5 $800-1200
*Bayside........... 4 5 $750 year
Bayview........... 16 2&4 $500-1000
*tBeach Haven...... 12 .l&3 $200-550
*Beverly Terrace.......
*Beverly Terrace Manor
*Beldner........... 4 5 $1200 year
Belord ........... 20 2to4 $600-1200
Bemie ............ 18 3to5 $1000-1350
Bet-Mar.......... 12 2to4 $500-700
*Millike ........... 5 5 $800
*tBiltmore .......... 23 2to4 $600-1500


Name Apts. ROOms Rates
*Blue Grass........ 82000
Bon Air........... 8 4 $1200-1500
Bon Haven........ 8 2&3 3 .... :..
*Boston............ 8 2 "
*Boulevard......... 8 2 i.- .
*tBreakers.......... 20 1&2 * -!.
Brickell........... 24 2to6 .1-!.
Bulmer ........... 12 6&7 $1500-2000
*Bun .............. 8 3 $500-600
*Bungalow ........ 12 4 ...
*Caldwell .......... 4 5 *
Caton Villa........ 9 5 .:
*tCastle............ 12 lto3 i- -.*
... 26 3&4 :4 ..-
I8 4&5 ,,,,,,'
Chapman ......... 10 2 i.:
*Chester............ 6 4 8600
*Chesterfield. ...... 7 2&4 $400-700
*Chesterfield. ...... 4 2 8800-900 yr.
Clara, Ed......... 8 2 $400-450
*Claridge. ......... 24 2 $800-1500
*Cleveland......... 7 3&4 8500-1000
Clifford. ........... 30 4 $400-500
*Cloister........... 8 4 8850
Clyde Court....... 73 2to6 $1000-1785
Columns.......... 13 2&3 $70-175 mo.
Columns Court.... 34 2&2 $80-200 mo.
Connecticut....... 32 1&2 8300-400
*+Corlies........... 8 3&4 $600-750
*tCorona. .......... 4 4 $600
Coronado ........ 8 4 "1 -n-,s0
Crosel. ......... 19 1&2 -..
*Crow...... ...... 12 2
tDade............. 23 2


Name Apts. Rooms Rates
Dallas Park ...... 130 lto4 Ca.--.,
Dayton........... 8 3&4 .
.i, .... 24 3&4
I .... 22 4
1. . .'..- .... 10 1&2
Don............ 29 2&3 -.-lAnnoo
D raper.... ...... . .,- i
Dorn .............. ....
*Durant ........ 7 4 7
Edgewater ........ 8 4 -
*tEl Amigo. ........9 4 $750
*tEleanor........... 4 3 .8600
*tEl Mar........... 8 3 $175 mo.
*Eltrade Court..... 4 3 $750
ll i ,... ..... .. 23 1&2 $600
S . .. . .... 4 3 $400
Eureka.... .... 16 3 $250-275
*Everglades........313 lto4 $850-4000
Fairview ......... 5 3to5 $400-600
ti . ..... ... 12 4 $600-1000
S .. ........ 21 2
Fink.............. 18 2to5
*+Flambeau. ........ 12 lto2 $650-1200
Florida........... 24 2&3
Fort Dallas........ 18 2to4
Fowler ......... 8 ]to3 $350-850
*tFowler .... 4 6 $2400
Fredora Court .... 24 3&4 $850-1500
*Gassner ........ 4 4 $750
*Golden Way ...... 4 2&3 $75-100 mo.
Godsell Court .... 8 3 $600-800
*Goodwell. ......... 6 2&3 $350-500
*Gorham ......... 4 5 $1000-1250
Gourley........... 40 2to4


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APARTMENTS-Continued
Name Apts. Roon.s Rates
Granada.......... 56 3to7 $1500-3000
*Grayson.......... 4 2 $45 mo.
*Gunn............. 13 2&3 .n-!. '
*Hamel............ 4 4to6 -,,- I,,,,,n
i] . I, .. .i ...,.. ... 23 1& 2
1i .... ,,, ..-.... 32 3 $500-700
.r., .2 26 3to5 $500-1800
*Hampton......... 8 2 $800-1000
*Hama. ............ 44 750
Harold ........... 14 lto3 $350-750
., ... 34 4 $750-1000
i, ... 4 3to4 $400-500
i. ..... . . 36 3to4 $1250-1650
li, h ,r, .... 8 3 $900
'il .. .... 24 1to2 ',
ii., .' 'r.,,,.. .. 12 2to4 I .
i.i .. ... 4 5 "45
*Honeymoon ....... 4 4
Howlington . . 22 4&5 -
*Huntington ... 4 1&2
*Henrietta Towers.. 108 2to4 1200-2800
Jarrett............ 24 2to4 $400-550
i .. ... . 4 3 $400
4 3 5500
Johnson .......... 45 2to5 $500-1500
Julia Tuttle....... 44 lto3 $20 day up
*Kenwood ......... 4 4 $650
*tKilmartin......... 6 3&4 8600-700
Kimbark.......... 8 3&4 $600-800
Kosing............ 8 2 $450
*Labetta........... 12 3to4 $700-900


Name Apts. Rooms Rates
tLa Corona...... 26 3to5 I -......
Lafayette......... 17 2 -
Laura............ 10 2to4 ...
T. ... 'ourt..,. 8 5 :; . .
.l ,.. i ....... 4 2
*Iindburg.......... 5 4to5 .-. :
Linton............ 12 1
Long............. 34 2 ... ..
*Long House ....... 7 3to4 :;.- i ....
*Lowe............. 4 5 .
Luke ............. 10 3&4 n.: .
Lyndale........... 8 3to4 !
*MaGirt ........... 8 2 $500-650
*tMansfield ........ 5 1 $125-175
*Melise Apartments 8 3
*fMare Vista........ 46 lto3 $450-1200
*W.T.Myers...... 5
Marion ........ 40 lto2 $10-75 mo.
*Marlyn............ 4 3 $500
M arshall.........
*Martha Louise..... 4 3to6 S550-875
Martina .......... 36 7to12 6700 up
Maxwell.......... 18 4 $750
Merriam.......... 48 lto3 $650-1200
tMerrill............. 44 $650-1000
*Merwill ........... 33 2 $50-100 mo
*Mildred........... 10 2to4 $700-900
*tMizpah ........... 25 to3 $250 up
Monterey......... 9 4 $15 to 20 wk
Morrison.......... 8 4 $1150
tMount Royal...... 4 4 $1250
New Gautier ...... 24 3to5 $425-700
*Norvilla .......... 26 3 $350-500


Name Apts. Rooms Rates
Oaklynn.......... 12 4 irn.i-..
*tOcean Beach ...... 12 4to5" .i..- '1
*tOcean Drive....... 12 2to4 .. .
*iOcean Park....... 4 6 : .. ...
*tOcean View....... 4 3to4
Olmstead......... 12 5
Opal .............. 12 3
*Orange Park ....... 4 5
*tOsborne........... 4 2
Osceola .......... 8 1to4 ....'1111
Ostead........... 17 3to4 -, ..
Palms ............ 12 3 ..
Parkview ......... 34 4to6 i
Patanna ......... 8 4
Pinecrest ....... 16 3&4 '- '
Pine il- .. ... 8 3&4
*Point .... 6 5 .
Ponce re Iern.. 140 1&2 $800-6000
Prince Fdward ..... 26 2to3 500-1000
Princinia.......... 26 3&4 $650-1130
*Pusey ......... 4 3to5 $480-650 yr.
Ouinn........ 12 3&4 $500-750
Rice.. ........ 15 3&5 $450-1000
Rio Viot. ......... 8 2
Riverside Park..... 8 3&4
River View........ 26 1&2
*Robbins .......... 5 3 $450
*Rolfe ............. 4 6 $400
ose............. 17 2 $50 mo.
.1 .... 15 lto3 $400-1000
-.1.. I .r. 25 Ito3 $80-200 mo.
... ...... 23 2to5 $100-300 mo.
.. . . . 8 4 $600-700


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APARTMENTS-Continued
Name Apts. Rooms Rates
Southland......... 17 3 $450-650
*tSt. George........ 12 4 $700-800
*Swanoah ......... 24
*Sylvia............. 4 5 1200 year
... 24
...i. .... .r .. 57 2to4 $1000-2000
,...... ..... 5 4 $600-700
S.. ... 8 4 $700
*tToledo ............ 18 2to4 $300-900
*Towers...... .... 14 2 $75-100 mo.
*Treller ........... 6 4 $650-850
*Vail. ............. 6 2to4 $900-1500
Valencia.......... 52 lto3 $300-950
Vendome ........ 1 2tQ4 $450-700
Villa ............. 8 4 $600
Viola ............. 10 3&4 $550-700
Waldimore........ 19 2 $300-400
Walker........... 13 2 $300-400
*Walton.......... 6 4 $600-750
Wallace.......... 44 8750
Washinaton....... 16 3 $420-550
i ,- ...... 12 3&4 $495-800
S'.. r 1 i .: ..... 4 4 $500
,r. i. .. . 4 3to5 $650-1500
*Wildorn............ 6 5 $550-750
Williams......... 16 2to4 $675-1200
*Winona.......... 18 lto6 $250-900
Winton Court..... 12 2 $700-750
*Wolport........... 44 $700
IMiami Beach $Coral Gables
*New Hotels


The Miracle of America

7 [fAMI has set a pace never duplicated by urban
w growth. Today it is the most prosperous and
busiest city in the country; it is the most lucra-
tive field for investors; it is the greatest per capital market
in the world.

Here are a few statistics:
Bank deposits, November 1, 1924 $ 37,000,000
Bank deposits, November 1, 1925 210,000,000
New buildings .. 150,000,000
Purchases in North .. 400,000,000

The prosperity now accruing to Miami is reflected not only
in real estate values in the city and prospective city plots,
but also in farms and farm lands. The farm buildings and
farm lands in Dade County have increased in value from
$11,428,115 in 1920, to $27,042,675 in 1925, an increase in
value of 137 per cent.


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HOTELS Name Cap'y Plan Rate Name Cap'y Plan Rate
Name Cap'y Plan Rate *FloridaHotel...... 75 E $3.00 up Paramount Hotel.. 100 E $2.00 up
Greystone Hotel... 50 E $4.00 up Pershing Hotel..... 200 E Applicatlor
Abnerholm Hotel. 22 A $5.00 up Gralyn Hotel...... 250 E $5.00 up Plaza Hotel .......400 E $5-10S,7-
Alexandria Hotel... 40 E $4.00 up *Hampton H'l & Apt. 80 E $5.00 up Poinsetta Hotel. ... 125 A $25.00 wk.
Alhambra Hotel...200 E $10.00-:. Hermitage Hotel... 100 E *Ponce de Leon H'tl 300 E
t*Alpery Hotel ...... 50 E $3.00 up *Hotel Miami..... 125 E I CO- up Ritz Hotel........202 E $5.00 up
Alta Vista Hotel...225 E $4.00 up *Hotel Santa Fe.... 30 E *: up Roberts Hotel ..... 400 E
t*Alton Hotel. ...... 52 E Application *Hurff, Aaron H.... 67 E up tRoney Plaza Hotel. 700 E
*American Hotel... 26 A $15.00wk.up Hotel Halcyon.... 275 E Application Royalton Hotel .... 70 E $5. S, 8. D
*tAntilla Hotel ...... 250 E *Hotel Fritz ....... 350 E *Riverside Hotel.... 200 E $3.00-7.00
Arcade Hotel...... 26 E $12.00, S20.D *tHotel Wofford.... 300 A&E $8.00-$15.00 *Royal Palm Hotel .750
*Astley Hotel....... 50 E $2.00 up *Julia Tuttle Apt. & Rutherford Hotel. 100 E
Bay Shore Hotel . 60 E Hotel.......... 100 E $20.00 up San Carlos Hotel.. .100 E $3.00 up
*Beverly Terrace.... 100 A&E Application Kendon Hotel.... 100 E $3.00 up Savoy Hotel....... 120 E $5.00 up
Biscayne Hotel. .. 150 E $4.00 up *tKing Cole Hotel. 200 Seminole Hotel. ... 150 E $2.50 up
Bradford Hotel... 60 E $3.00-6.00 Leamington Hotel. .200 E Strand Hotel ...... 150 E $7.00 up
*tCasa Loma Hotel..200 E $40.00-50. D tLincoln Hotel..... 200 A $3.50 up Ta-Miami Hotel. .200 E $4.00 up
*Celona Hotel ...... 60 E $30.00 week I i. tel 7 E $3 50 up *tMayflower Hotel... 150 E 12.00 up
*CentralHotel...... 54 E Application I ,,r.,,,. Hotel 24 E $20.00 wk. up *Venetian Hotel... 250
*CCla Reina Hotel... 100 E 3.00 up ."!,,,I.,.. Hotel. 200 E $3.00 up *The Watson Hotel 400
,. i Hotel.. 28 E $4.00 up ]. i". r.r Hotel.. 750 E $10S. 12-20D *The Columbus H'tl 300 E $10.00-50.0
........ .. Hotel 32 E $2.00 up ii.! iotel .... 100 E $5.00-10.00 *TheRobertClayH'tl 300
*Coral Gables Inn.. 100 E 10.00 up McCrory Hotel 75 E $5.00 up *The Everglades H'tl 500
Cortez Hotel .....226 E $5.00 up : , r,'.,,... H'1750 Urmey Hotel..... 175 A $12.00 up
Dolphin Hotel.... 105 E $7.00 up ,,,. ,i,. I I 'tl 250 E $3.00 up U. S. Hotel....... 80 E $5.00 up
Davis Hotel.... 75 E $10.00 up *Murida Hotel...... 50 A $40.00 up D *Vereen Hotel...... 100 E
E1 Comodoro Hotel 4n E $10.00 up Miramar Hotel... 300 A $10.00 up Villa D'Este Apts. 350 E $3.00-8.00
*,Flridian Hotel ... E $12.00-. D tNautilus Hotel.....400 A $15.00 up Willard Bachelor.. 125 E
tFlamingo Hotel .. 400 A *tNew York Hotel... 80 E $5.00-15.00D *Wm. Penn Hotel.. 250
tFleetwood........ 700 E&A $35.00-$50. D *Northern Hotel.... 100 E A-American Plan. E-European Plan.
Frances Hotel ..... 100 E Upon request Oxford Hotel...... 75 E $2.00 up tMiami Beach +Coral Gables
*Franklin Hotel..... 100 E tPancoast Hotel.... 250 E $15.00 up *New Hotels
*Fort Dallas Hotel.. 88 E $3.00 up Park Hotel........125 E $2.50 up







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fiami, the Wonderity of lmerica


Historical When the Spanish explorers visited Florida
more than 300 years ago, they found at the mouth of the
Miami River an extensive Seminole village on the site where
the city of Miami now stands. During the Seminole uprisings,
the United States Government erected, in 1835, old Fort Dallas,
a part of which is still preserved. The first step in Miami's
progress was the extension of the Florida East Coast Railway
to this point by Henry M. Flagler in 1896. Three months later
the city was incorporated.
America's Fastest Growing City-Nation-wide attention
was turned to Miami in 1920 when the United States census
showed a growth unequalled by any other city or county in the
nation, 440 per cent gain for Miami and 258 per cent for Dade
County. Present population, 200,000, first city in Florida.
Location-Miami is the southernmost city on the mainland
of the United States, more than 500 miles south of Los Angeles;
366 miles south of Jacksonville. The only large city in the
nation located in subtropic zone.
Easy to Reach Miami-Nine trunk lines, north and west,
run trains direct to Jacksonville. Through trains direct without
change from Chicago, Boston and New York, and through Pull-
man coaches direct without change from Chicago, Boston, New
York, St. Louis, Kansas City, Detroit, Cleveland and inter-
mediate points come into Miami over the newly double-tracked
roadway from Jacksonville to Miami.
Direct Steamship Service-Passenger ships direct to Mi-
ami from New York, Baltimore, Charleston and New Orleans.
Other steamship lines to Jacksonville; thence by train or com-
modious motor bus to Miami. Steamship from New York to
Key West, thence to Miami via the scenic Overseas railroad.
Forty-Five Minutes to Foreign Countries-Miami is an
international airport with a large fleet of limousine airplanes,
capable of reaching Bimini in 45 minutes; Nassau, of the Ba-
hama Islands, in two hours; Havana, Cuba, three and a half


























Yachts at Anchor in Biscayne Bay

hours. The regular trip to Palm Beach, nearest winter resort,
is 45 minutes.
Motoring Through American Riviera-Millions of dol-
lars have been expended in perfecting the five nationally-known
highways which converge with the Dixie Highway at Jackson-
ville, great arteries of seasonal travel to Miami. Along the
ocean, beside wide banks of rivers fringed in thick tropical
foliage, into the tropical zone of evergreen palms and per-
petual flowers and wonderful winter homes, the dustless Dixic
serves the motorist.
Entrancing Inland Water Route The yachtsman may
enter Miami from anywhere along the Atlantic seaboard under
his own power. Seagoing craft skirt the Florida coast, while
smaller vessels choose the safe inland water route from Jack-
sonville south through the Halifax and Indian Rivers and con-
necting canals into Biscayne Bay and Miami.
Yacht Anchorage in Biscayne Bay-Miami's harbor is
the finest year-round anchorage in the world, where each season
palatial yachts find haven. During one week last winter, craft
valued at $15,000,000 were in Biscayne Bay, among them yachts
renowned the world over.
Miami's Distinctive Climate-Miami is in the subtropical
zone in the same latitude as southern Egypt, south central
India, and Burmah. Annual mean temperature (U. S. Weather
Report) 75 degrees. Four winter months, 68.75; four summer
months, 81. Highest temperature last twelve years, 92 degrees;
lowest temperature last four years, 40 degrees. Miami's climate
is tempered throughout the year by Trade Winds from Gulf
Stream. No more than three hours of fog during the year.
Surf-Bathing 365 Days a Year-Winter temperature of
sea at Miami is 72 degrees. The water varies from an emerald
green to turquoise blue with clean, firm, sloping beach. One
large salt-water pool at Miami, four at Miami Beach and a
fresh-water pool at Coral Gables for still-water swimming and
diving.
Fishing That Satisfies-More than 600 varieties of fish in
the waters about Miami and the Florida Keys. Kings of the











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Thoroughbreds Thrill Thousands Here

gamefish, tarpon, sailfish, bonita, tuna, barracuda, kingfish,
bonefish, amber jack, dolphin, and sea-trout, here in abundance
for both veteran and amateur.
Cruising and Motorboating-South of Miami lie hundreds
of miles of protected cruising waters among coral islands, coco-
nut palm covered keys, over marine gardens and in water of
changing hues. For larger yachts, it is a short run of forty
miles to the islands of the Bahamas.
Eleven Sporty Golf Courses-Four at Miami, three at
Miami Beach, one at Hollywood, and three at the new Miami-
Biltmore Country Club in Coral Gables. Bermuda grass greens,
scientific hazards, fine clubhouses; golfing in a new environ-
ment every day in the year. Midwinter tournament of world's
professionals and champion amateurs.
Million-Dollar Race Track-Miami's Jockey Club attracts
the world's fastest horses of the most famous stables to Hia-
leah for the racing season from January 21 to March 13. The
combination of a fast track, a luxurious clubhouse, commodi-
ous grandstand and winter racing under summer skies at the
Hialeah track is one difficult to rival anywhere.
Numerous Tennis Courts-Public courts in city parks,
private courts at the hotels and at the beach. All hard-sur-
faced and well-kept. Tournaments annually of champion play-
ers.
Ideal Polo Fields-Weather conditions always favorable for
this exciting game. Best players and most expensive ponies in
America here each season at Miami Beach. Grandstand and
parking place for spectators.
Excellent Hunting-Within a few hours of Miami in the
Everglades are wild turkey, deer, quail and other game.
Speed Boat Regatta-Fastest speed boats in America com-
pete for supremacy in Biscayne Bay in annual midwinter regatta.
Free Daily Concerts, Pryor's Band Afternoon and
evening concerts from December to April in Royal Palm Park
underneath coconut palms, overlooking Biscayne Bay.
City Parks-Miami has sixteen public parks, total area 104





























acres. New forty-five-acre park, 4,225 feet along Biscayne Bay
front now being landscaped with tropical verdure, constructed
at a cost of $2,000,000.
Schools and Conservatories High School, two Junior
Highs and eleven grade schools, a military academy, parochial
school, twelve private and commercial schools, and conserva-
tories specializing in fine arts.
Fifty Religious Organizations-lSplendid churches, ca-
pable pastors, excellent music, well-equipped plants; total
church property valuation, $6,000,000.
Million-Dollar Causeway Two-way, double automobile
concourse, with electric trolley and pedestrian walk, crosses
Biscayne Bay and connects Miami with Miami Beach. Three
and a half miles long. This engineering marvel opened in 1920
at a cost of $1,000,000. The New Venetian Way, now being
completed, will shorten the distance.
Shopping Facilities -Miami's modern and metropolitan
stores showing Fashion's newest modes set the styles for the
coming Spring and Summer wear in the North.
First Financial City in South-Greateri : ....: 1. M1.:.
teen banks. Last year's deposits for April, I I - -
In 1925, the bank records have shown over five hundred per
cent increase in deposits and eight hundred per cent increase
in clearings for the first nine months over last year's records.
Social Clubs and Trade Organizations-Miami's social
clubs, Rotary, Kiwanis, Civitan, City, Exchange and Lions'
extend cordial welcome to all visiting members at weekly
luncheons. Miami Real Estate Board and Miami Ad Club also
meet weekly, to which interested visitors are invited. Woman's
Club, Anglers' Club, Motor Club and Biscayne Yacht Club
have club quarters.
Superb Motor Highways-Radiating from Miami are 700
miles of smooth rock-based, oil-surfaced roads. Dixie High-
way ends at Miami, but Ingraham Highway extends south to
Florida City, 33 miles, and on 15 miles to Royal Palm State
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A View of Miami's Movie Studios

'Glades to Cape Sable on the Gulf. Tamiami Trail extends 40
miles, nearly across the Florida Everglades.
Estates, Ranches and Plantations The Miami zone
has some of the most elaborate estates in America. Among
these is the late James Deering estate, said to have cost more
than $5,000,000, and still unfinished. Other noted homes are
those of the late William Jennings Bryan, Commodore Arthur,
Curtiss James. Curtiss-Bright Ranch, 14,000 acres, five miles
west, at Hialeah, produces blooded stock, soil products and
poultry. Pennsylvania Sugar Plantation, 150,000 acres; 5,000
under cultivation; $1,500,000 sugar mill and refinery in opera-
tion. All open to public.
Fruits and Vegetable Production-Twenty-five per cent
of all Florida grapefruit comes from Miami section; 95 per cent
of all avocadoes; practically all mangoes and strictly tropical
fruits. Large shipment of oranges annually; 850,000 bearing
grapefruit and orange trees; 14,000 acres in winter vegetables,
tomatoes, beans, peppers, etc. Total value of fruit and vege-
tables annually $8,000,000.
Miami's Harbor and Docks-Ship channel from municipal
docks to sea, four and a half miles, eighteen-foot depth, with
Federal approval for twenty-five feet to be dredged at once.
Docks, railway and harbor expenditure by city and local inter-
ests, $2,500,000; Federal government, $1,605,000.
Miami City Statistics-Area, 43 square miles; land, 27,500
acres; bay, 12,015 acres; river, 150 acres; miles of sidewalks,
130; storm sewers, 15; sanitary sewers, 100; paved streets, 136
miles, excluding 42 square miles of annexed territory; high
pressure fire mains, 2; tax valuation, 1924, $87,697,854, or 75
per cent of market value. Vast improvements now under way.
Shoreline, 15.3 miles. Actual valuation with annexed territory,
$750,000,000.
Building Record-1918, $1,250,925; 1919, $3,155,565; 1920,
$4,556,365; 1921, $5,415,800; 1922, $4,642,144; 1923, $7,201,266;
1924, $17,038,164; 1925, $100,000,000.
General Information-Y. M. C. A., value with equipment,
$1,000,000; Y. W. C. A., $750,000; number hotels, 136; number






























Miss Miami and a Beach Scene


apartment houses, 665; number hospitals, 6; theatres, 7. Thou-
sands of furnished homes for those who prefer individual houses.

Excels in Outdoor Sport-Greatest variety any resort in
the world: golf, tennis, horseback riding, polo, horse and grey-
hound racing, trapshooting, horseshoe pitching, roque, lawn
bowling, swimming, sailing, motor-boat racing, aeroplaning,
motoring, fishing, canoeing, baseball, football, auto-polo,
aquaplaning, jai alai. Participate or be a spectator.


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Scene at Midwinter Regatta

Night Entertainment-Miami is the liveliest winter re-
sort in America with never a dull moment. Theatres, concerts
by noted professionals; dancing in hotel ballrooms, or in open-
air gardens; the elaborate casinos at Miami Beach, and famous
inns within motoring distance enliven the season.
Miami Chamber of Commerce-In Chamber of Commerce
Building, 39 N. E. First Avenue. Has 2,600 members; main-
tains information bureau and registry for tourists. Special
illustrated literature about Miami and Dade County on request.

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