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The Story of Franjo Road — 7 Comments

  1. My Uncle John Hollis Steele was General Manager of Tropical Agriculture Corporation Association (TACA) Packing House in Goulds, FL. G. Walter Peterson was the owner, they planted; processed and shipped potatoes to all parts of the country by rail and trucks. My Uncle started out at 13 making and selling wooden boxes to them, then they hired him to make boxes for them full-time. Then he started overseeing the planting, growing, etc. and wound up being an investor and General Manager for over 40 years.

    • The name of the Goulds potato farmer who Hollis Steele worked for was Lou Peters, not G. Walter Peterson.

  2. Have you done any other research re: August Burrichter? When my father, A.E.C. McIntyre, and his partner J. Lee Smith Sr., started S&M Farm Supply c. 1956, I believe that some of their initial capital came from Mr. Burrichter (as a loan, I gather). Dad used to mention that Burrichter had been in the German navy during World War I, before emigrating to the States after the war. Never verified that, nor did I ever get to meet him when he lived in Homestead, on McMinn Road around SW 300th St., I think. Thanks for the work you’re doing in preserving South Dade history.

  3. Another very good article on the history of South Dade, Jeff. I appreciate your diligence in the articles you write. I never knew the history of Franjo Road.

    I think the Bel-Aire subdivision, when it was developed, adjoined or had an outlet onto Franjo Road. It became a short cut to Perrine.

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