From Rising Sun To Daunting Storm: Miami's Boom and Bust of the 1920's
Introduction (via FIU Areta L Semes)
In 1923 we left our home in Palmyra, New Jersey, to strike out for a new land. My parents, little sister and I were part of a vast caravan from many parts of the nation coming to Miami, the “New El Dorado,” in quest of opportunity and even weather. Very little of the area was known by my folks or others heading for the “Gold Coast,” except that they had heard of the wonderful opportunities that lie ahead. We headed into we knew not what, yet with courage and hope we would find this newly developed land where life would be beautiful and there would be opportunities galore, a new home and chances to pioneer.