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Old 07-28-2012, 07:39 AM
 
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On this day 116 years ago on July 28, 1896 the city of Miami was incorporated by 300 men and the first man to sign the charter to incorporate the city was a man named Silius Austin who was a black railroad worker for the Flagler company.
Such was the vision for Miami that it didn't incorporate itself as a "village" or a "town" at the time but as a "city"!

I currently live in Orlando and just spent the last two days in Miami and have not been to downtown Miami since 2005 and I was stunned! The amount of new buildings going up is amazing! The amount of people walking everywhere from downtown to Brickell to Little Havana says Miami is a thriving city!

To people on this forum who constantly whine about how bad Miami is I would gladly trade shoes with you and you can have the simple boring suburban Orlando life I currently have like being robbed at your CVS for your prescription drugs or having some redneck flashing his high beams at me for going to slow then follow me into a Publix parking lot and pulled out a rifle! (Yes this happened to me on Alafaya Trail in eastern Orange county!)

Happy Birthday Miami!
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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It's Miami's birthday everyday
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:45 AM
 
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Happy Birthday Miami!! Next year is Homestead's 100th birthday.
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