THE STORY OF GLENN HAMMOND CURTISS – PART 4

Glenn H. Curtiss – A Man in Motion [Fourth of a series about Glenn H. Curtiss, renowned inventor, aviator and founder of Miami Springs, Hialeah and Opa-locka, and the house that he built, the Curtiss Mansion.] It is believed that Glenn Curtiss saw his very first motorcycle at the 1901 Pan Am Exposition…

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Our Hero Joe Podgor

Joseph “Joe” Podgor, or “Mr. Water” as he is lovingly referred to in Miami Springs, FL, has served on dozens of local, state, and federal advisory committees, and has been honored locally and nationally for his volunteer work to protect valuable environmental resources for the betterment of South Florida. He pioneered groundwater protection…

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COMMUNITY RESPONSE

The City of Miami Springs was founded by aviation pioneer, inventor, developer, and American hero, Glenn Hammond Curtiss, and was incorporated on August 23, 1946. This year the City Council was so pleased about hosting the Smithsonian’s Water/Ways that they voted unanimously to change the date of its 90th birthday party to incorporate…

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COMMUNITY HISTORY

Aviation pioneer Glenn Hammond Curtiss retired to South Florida from Upstate New York at almost the same moment the Florida land boom was really booming. He and his business partner, rancher James Bright, formed the Curtiss-Bright Company to deal in real estate. The partners began amassing vast acres of very cheap Florida land…

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