William and Mary Brickell: Founders of Miami and Fort Lauderdale

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Beyond the streets and buildings that now bear the name Brickell is the rich history of William and Mary Brickell, who worked alongside Julia Tuttle and Henry Flagler to found Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Hollywood writer and director Beth Brickell has uncovered the history of this dynamic couple, from William's origins in Ohio to his adventures in the California and Australian gold rushes and marriage to Mary. This never-before-told story reveals both disappointment and triumph as these two pioneers clashed with Flagler and John D. Rockefeller during the robber baron days of the oil industry and finally tamed the wilderness of South Florida.
ISBN: 9781609492137
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Images: 45
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Beth Brickell is president of Luminous Films, Inc., and is the writer, producer and director of a trilogy of movies, A Rainy Day, Summer's End and Mr. Christmas, that has won twenty-five film festival and television awards and been broadcast on PBS, Showtime, A&E and Nickelodeon. Formerly an actress, she starred in the CBS television series Gentle Ben and received Emmy consideration for guest starring roles on Bonanza and Hawaii 5-0. She also has a newspaper background as an investigative reporter and has utilized those talents to research and write William and Mary Brickell: Founders of Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Beth has a BA degree in history and political science from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and an MFA degree in film from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. She lives in Beverly Hills, California.