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Memories of Old Hialeah, Old Miami and Old South Florida Photo Galleries - largest non-Facebook collection on the internet

Welcome back in time to a visual treat of old sights from when we were young during great times in South Florida. This site is free, we're open 24/7/365 and you can view the images and read the comments in the comfort of your home or office anywhere in the world with internet access. This site is Copyrighted 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

All of the photo galleries and the photos below are dedicated to those of us Baby Boomers who grew up in Miami and South Florida in the 1950's and 60's; to the members of America's "Greatest Generation" before us who served during World War II training at numerous military facilities in South Florida and returning to settle here after the war; and to those hardy folks who lived in South Florida before them because they were the true pioneers of this area. Virtually all of us thought the Miami area was an absolutely great place to grow up and I'm fed up with reading garbage written by folks who say that Miami was "nothing but a sleepy little town in a swamp that was dead in the summer" until they arrived decades later and built it into today's major overcrowded county with a population of 2.56 million people. The photos in these galleries and the comments sent by viewers will help to dispel inaccurate statements by newcomers who have no idea of what life was like in Miami's earlier days.

The home page for this website is at http://www.pbase.com/donboyd . Our e-mail address is OldMiamiMemories@gmail.com - please don't send private messages, inquires, etc. to PBase.com, our photo hosting company. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DonBoyd1 Thanks to Ray, if you want to tell someone about this site, just tell them to go to http://www.MiamiMemories.com or my http://www.OldSouthFlorida.com - both will be forwarded directly to this page. The pages on this site are best viewed at 1024x768 or higher resolution. Please scroll down when viewing individual images to see descriptions and many very interesting comments from other viewers. Please click or double-click on the images to see the larger size images or narratives.

For those of you who moved out long ago and wish to read of this area's county and city government shenanigans, and for those of you who remained here, I recommend this great blog: http://eyeonmiami.blogspot.com/ and Daniel Ricker's Watchdog Report at: http://www.watchdogreport.net/

In addition to photo contributors who are acknowledged under the individual photos, this site is paid for numerous years in advance thanks to financial contributions from Roberta Perry Hughes (2), Michael Tripp, Randy Kaven (2), Ted and Gay Crownover, David Margolis, Davis C. Bruce, Joan D. Beer, Parks Masterson, Raymond Kayal in honor of his deceased brothers Eugene Kayal and Michael Kayal, Jeffrey Alman, Barbara West, Donald Napoli, Joanne Bradshaw Cutchin, George F. Young, Leonard Sclafani, Ian McIntyre, Brian Rueger, Hilary Mitchell, Wayne Slager, Wayne Perez, Evan Tritt and Paul Hampton Crockett. Their generous contributions also enable me to buy old postcards, etc. and to spend time editing and adding more photos instead of solely pursuing my aviation stock photo business which generates supplemental income for my family.
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Memories of Old HIALEAH, Florida - Historical Photo Galleries and Commentaries - click on image to view and read
Memories of Old HIALEAH, Florida - Historical Photo Galleries and Commentaries - click on image to view and read
MIAMI SPRINGS and VIRGINIA GARDENS Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
MIAMI SPRINGS and VIRGINIA GARDENS Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
Memories of old Miami and Dade County, Florida (commentary - no photos) - click on image to read
Memories of old Miami and Dade County, Florida (commentary - no photos) - click on image to read
Memories of old Coral Gables by Steve McDonald (commentary - no photos) - click on image to read
Memories of old Coral Gables by Steve McDonald (commentary - no photos) - click on image to read
My Youth on Miami Beach by Richard Auspitz (commentary - no photos) - click on image to read
My Youth on Miami Beach by Richard Auspitz (commentary - no photos) - click on image to read
Memories of Old Miami and Dade County - from an e-mail, author unknown - click on image to view
Memories of Old Miami and Dade County - from an e-mail, author unknown - click on image to view
For those born in the 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's (commentary - no photos) - click on image to read
For those born in the 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's (commentary - no photos) - click on image to read
Support Historic Hialeah Park - racing now through February 17, 2013
Support Historic Hialeah Park - racing now through February 17, 2013
OPA-LOCKA and adjacent areas Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
OPA-LOCKA and adjacent areas Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
1883 to 1919 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view
1883 to 1919 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view
1920 to 1929 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view
1920 to 1929 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view
1930 to 1939 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view
1930 to 1939 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view
1940 to 1949 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view
1940 to 1949 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view
1950 to 1959 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view
1950 to 1959 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view
1960 to 1969 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view
1960 to 1969 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view
1970 to 1999 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view
1970 to 1999 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view
2000 and later Miami Area Photos Gallery - click on image to view
2000 and later Miami Area Photos Gallery - click on image to view
DOWNTOWN Miami, Bayfront Park and Port of Miami Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
DOWNTOWN Miami, Bayfront Park and Port of Miami Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
Miami and Florida AVIATION Historical Photos Gallery - Airports, Airlines, Aircraft - All Years - click on image to view
Miami and Florida AVIATION Historical Photos Gallery - Airports, Airlines, Aircraft - All Years - click on image to view
Miami Area and South Florida MISSILE BASES Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
Miami Area and South Florida MISSILE BASES Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
South Florida SHOPPING CENTERS, STORES, and MALLS Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
South Florida SHOPPING CENTERS, STORES, and MALLS Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
Miami Area HOTELS and MOTELS  Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
Miami Area HOTELS and MOTELS Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
Miami Area Tourist and Local ATTRACTIONS Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
Miami Area Tourist and Local ATTRACTIONS Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
6/15/11 - RIP Mr. Haast!   Bill HAAST and the MIAMI SERPENTARIUM Photo Gallery - click on image to view
6/15/11 - RIP Mr. Haast! Bill HAAST and the MIAMI SERPENTARIUM Photo Gallery - click on image to view
Miami Area RESTAURANTS, Drive-Ins, Bars, Lounges, Liquor Stores, Clubs, Strip Joints, etc. Gallery - All Years - click to view
Miami Area RESTAURANTS, Drive-Ins, Bars, Lounges, Liquor Stores, Clubs, Strip Joints, etc. Gallery - All Years - click to view
Miami Area GROCERY STORES and Food Markets Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
Miami Area GROCERY STORES and Food Markets Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
Miami Area THEATRES and DRIVE-IN THEATRES Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
Miami Area THEATRES and DRIVE-IN THEATRES Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
Miami Area SCHOOLS, Classes, Teams, Bands, and Clubs Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
Miami Area SCHOOLS, Classes, Teams, Bands, and Clubs Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
Miami Area INDIVIDUALS and GROUPS Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
Miami Area INDIVIDUALS and GROUPS Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view
Miami Area TELEVISION and RADIO PERSONALITIES Historical Photo Gallery - click on image to view
Miami Area TELEVISION and RADIO PERSONALITIES Historical Photo Gallery - click on image to view
Memories of MUSIC, Radio Stations, Musical Groups and Links to Oldies Videos Photo Gallery - click on image to view
Memories of MUSIC, Radio Stations, Musical Groups and Links to Oldies Videos Photo Gallery - click on image to view
Miami Area CARS, Car Clubs, Car Rental Agencies, Car Dealers, Drag Racing, Auto Shows, Speedways - click on image to view
Miami Area CARS, Car Clubs, Car Rental Agencies, Car Dealers, Drag Racing, Auto Shows, Speedways - click on image to view
Miami Area GAS STATIONS Historical Photos gallery - All Years - click on image to view
Miami Area GAS STATIONS Historical Photos gallery - All Years - click on image to view
Old National and Miami Area ADVERTISEMENTS - All Years - click on image to view
Old National and Miami Area ADVERTISEMENTS - All Years - click on image to view
Gallery:  Do You Remember?  - all years - click on image to view
Gallery: Do You Remember? - all years - click on image to view
It is spelled Opa-locka, not Opa-Locka, not Opa Locka and not Opa locka - click on image to view gallery
It is spelled Opa-locka, not Opa-Locka, not Opa Locka and not Opa locka - click on image to view gallery
Dade and Broward High School Reunions - Post them here in the comments
Dade and Broward High School Reunions - Post them here in the comments
2012 - Save Our Matheson Hammock Park information
2012 - Save Our Matheson Hammock Park information
Preserve and Re-open The Miami Marine Stadium
Preserve and Re-open The Miami Marine Stadium
1887 - Seminole Indians at Jupiter Inlet with Jupiter Light in the background
1887 - Seminole Indians at Jupiter Inlet with Jupiter Light in the background
What is a Florida Cracker?
What is a Florida Cracker?
Pinewood (Cocoplum)  Cemetery, Coral Gables
Pinewood (Cocoplum) Cemetery, Coral Gables
2010 - current race/ethnic percentages for Miami-Dade and Broward County High Schools
2010 - current race/ethnic percentages for Miami-Dade and Broward County High Schools
AVIATION IN MIAMI - The First 100 Years Exhibit - now running at HistoryMiami
AVIATION IN MIAMI - The First 100 Years Exhibit - now running at HistoryMiami
Great book for nostalgia fans - The Stingaree Century by Howard Kleinberg - SOLD OUT!  See Books & Books
Great book for nostalgia fans - The Stingaree Century by Howard Kleinberg - SOLD OUT! See Books & Books
BUY ME!  Great book for nostalgia fans - The Orange Bowl
BUY ME! Great book for nostalgia fans - The Orange Bowl
Eddie Rhodes Riverside Grille, Miami Springs (CLOSED in June 2012) - click on image to view more
Eddie Rhodes Riverside Grille, Miami Springs (CLOSED in June 2012) - click on image to view more
Memory Test - where were these photos taken?
Memory Test - where were these photos taken?
Comments from folks who grew up in the 1970's and 80's - click on image to view
Comments from folks who grew up in the 1970's and 80's - click on image to view
Ramblings of a retired mind
Ramblings of a retired mind
VeteranAid.org - valuable information on the little known VA Aid and Attendance Program - click on image to view
VeteranAid.org - valuable information on the little known VA Aid and Attendance Program - click on image to view
Link:  Support Hire Heroes USA - employment program for returning veterans
Link: Support Hire Heroes USA - employment program for returning veterans
Link:  Support IAVA - the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Link: Support IAVA - the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Link:  Support Purple Heart Homes to build handicap-accessible homes for veterans
Link: Support Purple Heart Homes to build handicap-accessible homes for veterans
Link:  Support Team Rubicon - repurposing the skills of today's returning veterans
Link: Support Team Rubicon - repurposing the skills of today's returning veterans
Link:  Support The Mission Continues - where every returning veteran can serve again as a citizen leader
Link: Support The Mission Continues - where every returning veteran can serve again as a citizen leader
Link:  Palmetto Plantation, South Georgia's Finest Wingshooting Plantation in Alapaha, Georgia
Link: Palmetto Plantation, South Georgia's Finest Wingshooting Plantation in Alapaha, Georgia
2012 - the Haunted Mansion Tour at the Curtiss Mansion, October 25th through 28th, 2012
2012 - the Haunted Mansion Tour at the Curtiss Mansion, October 25th through 28th, 2012
Oldest Comments Gallery - August 2006 through July 31, 2008 - closed to new comments - click on image to view
Oldest Comments Gallery - August 2006 through July 31, 2008 - closed to new comments - click on image to view
Older Comments Gallery - August 1 thru December 31, 2008 - closed to new comments - click on image to view
Older Comments Gallery - August 1 thru December 31, 2008 - closed to new comments - click on image to view
Older Comments Gallery - January 1, 2009 thru January 17, 2010 - closed to new comments - click on image to view
Older Comments Gallery - January 1, 2009 thru January 17, 2010 - closed to new comments - click on image to view
OLD Comments Gallery - January 18 thru June 30, 2010 - closed to new comments - click on image to view
OLD Comments Gallery - January 18 thru June 30, 2010 - closed to new comments - click on image to view
OLD Comments Gallery - July 1 through December 31, 2010 - closed to new comments - click on image to view
OLD Comments Gallery - July 1 through December 31, 2010 - closed to new comments - click on image to view
OLD Comments Gallery - January 1 through June 30, 2011 - closed to new comments - click on image to view
OLD Comments Gallery - January 1 through June 30, 2011 - closed to new comments - click on image to view
NEW COMMENTS starting July 1, 2011
NEW COMMENTS starting July 1, 2011
Rogues Gallery - photos of our comments gallery contributors - click on image to view
Rogues Gallery - photos of our comments gallery contributors - click on image to view
Memories of Old Hialeah, OldMiami and Old South Florida
Memories of Old Hialeah, OldMiami and Old South Florida
Close call
Close call