Thursday, April 8, 2010

Miami Beach, Florida

This first postcard probably has the most text that I've seen included on any card I've seen.

Fabulous "Hotelrow" commonly known at the "Gold Coast"

Hotel Row located in the gold coast area of Miami Beach is bounded on the east by the beautiful blue Atlantic Ocean and the west by Indian Creek, a natural body of water.  During the winter the community boasts more wealth than any other place in the world.

Once a coconut plantation, the island today has a year 'round population of well over 45,500 and over 200,000 during the height of the winter season.  Miami Beach is extraordinary... It has no railroads, no airport, no cemetery, nor manufacturing.  It is however, plentiful with theaters, night clubs, restaurants, swimming pools and cabanas, parks, golf courses, dog racing and many other amusements.

During the war over 200 hotels were leased to the U.S. Army and several hundred thousand men took their training in the "Playground of the World".

Contrary to the impression of many that Miami Beach is a part of Miami, Miami Beach is a separate municipality and was incorporated as a city in 1917.

Rivo Alto Island, Miami Beach, Fla.

INDIAN CREEK HOTEL at Twenty-eighth Street
Miami Beach, Florida
"A Distinctive Address"
An ultra-modern hostelry - With the ocean but a step away - Fireproofed - Automatic Sprinkler System - Every room exquisitely furnished and steamheated - Full Automatic Elevator - Recreation Rooms - Solarium - Tropical Terraces and Patios - Private Dock on beautiful Indian Creek.

Restful sands and ocean blue, Miami Beach, Fla.

Hotels and Indian Creek at 41st Street, Miami Beach, Florida

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