From Sandbar to Sophistication: The Story of Sunny Isles Beach

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This herculean saga of city building is a story not only of weather, place, beach and buildings but also of people?people with foresight, dedication and determination. In the mid-1920s, no one could have known that today's sophisticated city of Sunny Isles Beach would eventually emerge from what was then little more than a sandbar. Starting from the original vision of Harvey Baker Graves, the area developed into one of the nation's foremost tourist destinations and eventually into a great city. On the tenth anniversary of the city's incorporation, this collection of vintage and current images commemorates the beauty and uniqueness of the past and honors the city's founders, developers and citizens.
ISBN: 9781596292017
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Series: Vintage Images
Images: 212
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6.875 (w) x 9.75 (h)
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.
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