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Julia Tuttle – The “Mother of Miami”

Julia Tuttle came down to Florida from Cleveland, Ohio. After her husband passed, she ran the iron foundry which he owned. In 1891, her father passed and left her his land in Florida. She sold the iron foundry business in Ohio and moved to Biscayne Bay, purchasing the...

Who Was William Brickell?

William Brickell is co-founder of the city of Miami, along with Julia Tuttle. He moved to South Florida from Cleveland, Ohio in 1871, where his family opened a trading post and post office on the south bank of the Miami River. William and his family owned large...

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