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New marker that celebrates Julia Tuttle now sits in downtown Miami

MIAMI (WSVN) - Miami-Dade County has honored its history with a new marker. The new marker pays tribute to Julia Tuttle. Known as the Mother of Miami, Tuttle is credited as a driving founding force of the city. The marker provides a more in-depth account of her legacy. It is...
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Women’s History Month: ‘Mother Of Miami’ Julia Tuttle Remains Only Woman To Found Major U.S. City

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In honor of Women’s History Month, a look at Julia Tuttle, known as the “mother of Miami.” Julia Tuttle owned the land that modern Miami was built on and promoted the city’s development in the late 1800s. Miami historian Dr. Paul George told CBS4 News last year, “She had been here since 1891 and had been scheming and strategizing how to make a great city out of the wilderness.” She knew early on that without a railroad, Miami would have remained a frontier outpost nestled in the mangroves along Biscayne Nay. “She had a vision, her vision was to come down...
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‘Julia Tuttle: The Mural' Honors Accomplishments of Miami's Founder

Julia Tuttle, who is known as the “Mother of Miami," is being recognized for her contributions to South Florida through fabric art. "Julia Tuttle: The Mural" is an original work of art that is currently on display at the HistoryMiami Museum. The special exhibition has been extended for a month.
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