In today’s episode of This Day in Miami History, we celebrate the quasquicentennial (125th birthday) of the City of Miami by looking back at the meeting that led to its incorporation, the key events that made it possible and the interesting historical footnotes that coincided with the city’s birth. To learn more about the city’s 125th birthday, visit the official website at

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To see the notes from the meeting that incorporated the City of Miami, visit the Special Collections and University Archives at FIU.

To learn more about Dr. Paul George, visit

For two great articles on the founding of Miami, visit the Miami History Blog: Birth of The Magic City – Miami and Miami’s Site of Incorporation – From Pool Hall to Ashes

To learn more about Miami’s history through newspapers, visit the Florida Digital Newspaper Library

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