Homestead, Florida: From Railroad Boom to Sonic Boom

Homestead, Florida: From Railroad Boom to Sonic Boom

by Seth Bramson, Bob J. Jensen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626191877
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 08/20/2013
Series: Brief History
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,295,994
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Seth Bramson is Miami's foremost local historian. He is America's single most-published Florida history book author, with sixteen of his twenty-two books dealing directly with the villages, towns, cities, counties, people and businesses of the South Florida Gold Coast. Bob Jensen retired in Homestead as a Navy Commander after serving 28 years. He served in Germany, the Philippines, the US Embassy in Cyprus, Iceland, and twice at the National Security Agency and at Naval Security Group Headquarters in Washington D.C.

Table of Contents

Foreword Yvonne Knowles 9

Acknowledgements 11

1 A Town Between the Railroad and the Farms 15

2 World War I, Booms, Busts and Hurricanes 37

3 The Great Depression, World War II and New Airplanes 55

4 The Changing Face of Homestead 75

5 Fastballs and Missiles 89

6 Changing Times, Increasing Diversity 95

7 Surprise! Homestead Is Known for Tourism! 107

8 Hurricane Andrew: Homestead Before and After 119

9 Our Friends and Neighbors 135

10 Taking Homestead into the Future 145

About the Authors 157

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