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Early Agriculture in Goulds

The agricultural history of Goulds, like to town itself, has been over-shadowed by the histories written about Homestead. This article is an introduction and includes the story of the Grant & Beall tomato canning plant that was built there in 1911, several years before a similar plant was built in Florida City.

The Story of Baile’s Road

Bailes Road runs from U.S. 1 to Silver Palm Drive and is named after John C. Baile, an early real estate speculator and developer who lived in Miami. Read this fascinating article about his role in the early development of Goulds.

The Goulds Canal

The Goulds canal, which runs from Allapattah Drive to Biscayne Bay, terminating at Black Point, was dredged in 1920 as a drainage scheme for the East Glade and as a way to increase the value of the surrounding land.

The Beginnings of Goulds

This is an article based on a transcription of a newspaper article that gives some details about the early agricultural history of Goulds.

Lyman B. Gould

Jean Taylor, in her book Villages of South Dade had very little to say about Lyman B. Gould. This article goes into considerable depth about who he was and what he accomplished, giving his family history and placing him in the proper context of his day.