6.5 Flood control Following the 1959 Cuban revolution that unseated Fulgencio Batista and brought Fidel Castro to power most Cubans who were living in Miami returned to Cuba Soon after however many middle class and upper class Cubans moved to Florida en masse with few possessions Some Miamians were upset about this especially the African Americans who believed that the Cuban workers were taking their jobs. in addition the school systems struggled to educate the thousands of Spanish-speaking Cuban children Many Miamians fearing that the Cold War would become World War III left the city while others started building bomb shelters and stocking up on food and bottled water Many of Miami's Cuban refugees realized for the first time that it would be a long time before they would get back to Cuba in 1965 alone 100,000 Cubans packed into the twice daily "freedom flights" from Havana to Miami Most of the exiles settled into the Riverside neighborhood which began to take on the new name of "Little Havana" This area emerged as a predominantly Spanish-speaking community and Spanish speakers elsewhere in the city could conduct most of their daily business in their native tongue By the end of the 1960s more than four hundred thousand Cuban refugees were living in Dade County, West Miami 10 Bibliography Florida is also served by Amtrak operating numerous lines throughout connecting the state's largest cities to points north in the United States and Canada the busiest Amtrak train stations in Florida in 2011 were: Sanford (259,944) Orlando (179,142) Tampa Union Station (140,785) Miami (94,556) and Jacksonville (74,733) Sanford in Greater Orlando is the southern terminus of the Auto Train which originates at Lorton Virginia south of Washington D.C Until 2005 Orlando was also the eastern terminus of the Sunset Limited which travels across the southern United States via New Orleans Houston and San Antonio to its western terminus of Los Angeles Florida is served by two additional Amtrak trains (the Silver Star and the Silver Meteor) which operate between New York City and Miami Virgin MiamiCentral in Greater Downtown Miami and the Miami Intermodal Center near Miami International Airport are major hubs for rapid transit commuter rail intercity rail and buses. . .
10 See also The Everglades hosts 1,392 exotic plant species actively reproducing in the region outnumbering the 1,301 species considered native to South Florida the melaleuca tree (Melaleuca quinquenervia) takes water in greater amounts than other trees Melaleucas grow taller and more densely in the Everglades than in their native Australia making them unsuitable as nesting areas for birds with wide wingspans They also choke out native vegetation More than $2 million has been spent on keeping them out of Everglades National Park. 2000s to 2010s Street grid Cypress Another major development for the PortMiami is the PortMiami Deep Dredge project that will allow Super Post Panamax Megaships to enter the United States after the completion of the Panama Canal expansion in 2014 the ports of Norfolk New York and Baltimore have deepened their ports to the required 50 feet With the correct funding the PortMiami estimates that it is capable of completing such a project by 2014 It is also estimated that this project could double Miami's cargo business in the next 10 years as well as creating over 30,000 permanent jobs for Miami which currently has a very high unemployment rate, Main article: Media in Miami (27.3) 84.9 Miami Florida Business directory. Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake Florida near Orlando History FIU Arena 1986 A Miami Herald headline dated August 7 1945 featuring the atomic bombing of Hiroshima Japan! An elevated ridge rising to an average height of about 1,900 fathoms [3,500 m; 11,400 ft] below the surface traverses the basins of the North and South Atlantic in a meridianal direction from Cape Farewell probably its far south at least as Gough Island following roughly the outlines of the coasts of the Old and the New Worlds. Florida Bay Initially most residents wanted to name the city "Flagler" However Henry Flagler was adamant that the new city would not be named after him So on July 28 1896 the City of Miami named after the Miami River was incorporated with 502 voters including 100 registered black voters the blacks provided the primary labor force for the building of Miami. Clauses in land deeds confined blacks to the northwest section of Miami which became known as "Colored Town" (today's Overtown). The first permanent European settlers in the Miami area arrived around 1800 Pedro Fornells a Menorcan survivor of the New Smyrna colony moved to Key Biscayne to meet the terms of his Royal Grant for the island Although he returned with his family to St Augustine after six months he left a caretaker behind on the island On a trip to the island in 1803 Fornells had noted the presence of squatters on the mainland across Biscayne Bay from the island in 1825 U.S Marshal Waters Smith visited the Cape Florida Settlement (which was on the mainland) and conferred with squatters who wanted to obtain title to the land they were occupying on the mainland the Bahamian "squatters" had settled along the coast beginning in the 1790s John Egan had also received a grant from Spain during the Second Spanish Period John's son James Egan his wife Rebecca Egan his widow Mary "Polly" Lewis and Mary's brother-in-law Jonathan Lewis all received 640-acre land grants from the U.S. in present-day Miami Temple Pent and his family did not receive a land grant but nevertheless stayed in the area, 5 Partition proposals Ecuador Ecuador, 5.1 Sawgrass marshes and sloughs 1960 935,047 88.9% The Everglades hosts 1,392 exotic plant species actively reproducing in the region outnumbering the 1,301 species considered native to South Florida the melaleuca tree (Melaleuca quinquenervia) takes water in greater amounts than other trees Melaleucas grow taller and more densely in the Everglades than in their native Australia making them unsuitable as nesting areas for birds with wide wingspans They also choke out native vegetation More than $2 million has been spent on keeping them out of Everglades National Park. Florida Suncoast The age distribution is 24.8% under the age of 18 9.1% from 18 to 24 31.0% from 25 to 44 21.7% from 45 to 64 and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older the median age was 36 years for every 100 females there were 93.5 males for every 100 females age 18 and over there were 90.2 males.