Wed, Oct 11|
Florida International University
Barron Collier and the Building of the Tamiami Trail
Join historian Cesar A. Becerra in a living history presentation as he portrays advertising executive Barron Collier and the epic story of building the Tamiami Trail.
Time & Location
Oct 11, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Florida International University, 3000 NE 151st St, North Miami, FL 33181, USA
About the event
It had been tried first by explorer Hugh Willough, then again by businessman James Ingraham, and again a few years later, but again to no avail. Crossing the Everglades was tough stuff and to think, they thought they were going to build a highway within a year. Join historian Cesar A. Becerra in a living history presentation as he recounts the epic story of the building of what was originally known as The Miami to Marco Highway. Long credited solely to advertising mogul Barron Collier, the story of this roadway is far more complex than Siri or Wikipedia can explain.
ACI Bldg Room 224