“Operation Pedro Pan” was the largest exodus of unaccompanied children in the Western hemisphere – over 14,000 children fled Castro’s Cuba and arrived in Miami between Dec. 1960 – Oct. 1962.
Development flourished in the North Miami area with the construction of Henry Flagler’s railway line passing through here on its way to Miami in 1896.
Interested in gaining experience in cultural arts? The Little Haiti Cultural Complex has internships and volunteer programs, as well as space for artist to show their work.
Early pioneer families of Miami Shores farmed, among other fruits and produce, coontie, also known as Florida Arrowroot, an important food source.