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Detroit Before Edward Stiling – Part I — 14 Comments

  1. What’s happened in the last one hundred years is spectacular and would be even more so if Henry Flagler’s train route was still operating. Thanks Jeff, for your historical research.

  2. Thanks, Jeff for another great article in an attempt to flesh out South Dade history and include all segments of the population.

  3. Remarkable detail. Thank you for another fine work of our history and I am very much looking forward to Part II.

    Question: Dusenbury Creek in Key Largo is quite similar in name to: William P. Dusenberry referenced in Part I. Could there be an orthographic incongruity in the historical record somewhere?

    • Thank you for catching my spelling error! Dusenbury Creek on Key Largo is named for William P. Dusenbury, a close friend of William J. Krome.

  4. Thank you for the clarification that our beloved Dusenbury Creek here in Key Largo was actually named after William P.

    I will share this with my Coast Guard community family & friends!

    • If you click on the Berte Parlin link in the article, you will learn that William P. Dusenbury survived the sinking of Quarterboat #5 at Long Key after it was swept out to sea by the hurricane of October, 1906.

  5. Great article Jeff, loved reading about the history of Homestead. Too bad I didn’t pay a little more attention to it growing up. Can’t wait for part II.

  6. Great job!

    I downloaded the spreadsheet you made of early land claims in the area and I was fascinated at the names that I recognized. Never knew the people who I grew up with were descendants from the early settlers. The next time I see them I will ask about family.

    • What I found intriguing, after I had compiled the information, was the number of women who had filed homestead claims.

  7. My memories go back to the mid 1950’s…It is hard for me to believe just how much of the area was developed in the 50 years before me. I suppose back then 50 years seemed like a lifetime. It helps me understand the development of the area since 1950…Just as people who lived in the area in 1900 would not recognize it in 1950, I cannot recognize parts of the town today….I wonder what the area will look like in the future 50 years or so…

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