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Hialeah History, Florida


Hialeah - a culturally rich city

Hialeah, Florida is a popular city around the world especially for its long back history. This city’s name was interpreted as “High Prairie” which quickly evokes the picture of green grassy plains to the mind. This city had the habitation of the native Indians during 1920s. They used to display their wares as well as dock their canoes for people on Miami state. This high prairie had caught the attention of the then aviator Glenn Curtis as well as cattleman of Missouri J H Bright that saw great potential of development and habitation in this then uncivilized city.   

In the early phase of 1900s, Hialeah had regarded this city as a great party city as they source of entrainment was extremely plentiful here. He noticed the wide scope of sporting activities such as greyhound sporting, Spanish sport of the jai-alai as well as media covered the silent movies such as D W Griffith’s world known the White Rose. However, the catastrophic hurricane of 1926 had devastated the all round development of this city in the worst possible way. But it could not hamper the spirits of social activists who had visioned the sublime Hialeah especially in terms of progress and development.  

In 1925, when Hialeah was officially incorporated into a city, many of the historical events took place on this land. Horse track was prepared here which has witnessed many historical and phenomenal wins on that track. Since its establishment, his horse track has received wide media coverage from Miami. This horse track had also been crowned by the title of “the Jewel of Hialeah” in the early 1960s.    

Hialeah was also envisioned as the best playground for the rich and supreme class but unfortunately, this idea was soon dropped due to fleeing Fidel Castro’s revolution of the year 1959 as well as Cuban exiles. Eventually, this city was turned into a working class community.   

This city has witnessed in the past most successful immigration enclaves as Cuban exiles opened rooms for the freedom fights between the year1965 and 1973, the famous Mariel boatlift in the year 1980.   

Since 1930s, this city is growing at a faster rate and has been able to hold the prestigious rank of fifth most developed city with above 236000 residents. Predominantly, Hialeah has assimilated the traditions and cultural heritage of diverse community and emerged as the one of the most culturally rich cities of this world.

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