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By James A. Kushlan,Kirsten N. Hines

*Best Nonfiction ebook approximately Florida Award for 2015 from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association*

Key Biscayne is an island paradise umbilically hooked up to Miami through a three-and-a-half-mile-long causeway. Its recorded historical past is likely one of the longest in North the US, beginning 5 centuries in the past with Juan Ponce de León’s arrival, the second one respectable touchdown of Europeans in North the USA after Columbus. for hundreds of years, Key Biscayne was once an incredible landmark for Gulf circulate mariners, and the Cape Florida Lighthouse, in-built 1825, is the oldest closing constitution within the zone. the foremost was once the positioning of an notorious Indian assault, a moment Seminole struggle army base, medical expeditions, a Civil struggle raid, a tropical plantation, and at last a residential village and county, nation, and nationwide parks. whilst the foremost served as Richard Nixon’s holiday White condo, its around the world status grew. Key Biscayne now hosts a multinational neighborhood and millions of tourists annually.

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