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Hialeah, Florida, USA - Jack Dempsey at Greyhound Races, Hialeah, Fla.

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The Seminole interpretation of its name, "High Prairie", evokes a picture of the grassy plains used by the native Indians coming from the everglades to dock their canoes and display their wares for the newcomers of Miami. This "high prairie" caught the eye of pioneer aviator Glenn Curtiss and Missouri cattleman James H. Bright in 1921. Together, they developed not only the town of Hialeah but also Hialeah Park Race Track...

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Jack Dempsey at Greyhound Races, Hialeah, Fla.
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Jack Dempsey at Greyhound Races, Hialeah, Fla.
Entrance to the Clubhouse, Hialeah Race Course, Hialeah, Fla.
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Entrance to the Clubhouse, Hialeah Race Course, Hialeah, Fla.
Driveway to Club House, Miami Jockey Club, Hialeah, Fla.
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1926 - TORNADO THREATENED.
Miami, Fla., July 14. - (AP) - A tornado which approached to within five miles of Hialeah, Little River and other Miami suburbs, this afternoon, arose and passed over them without doing damage.
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Zanesville, Ohio
July 15, 1926
1932 - January 14 - 1st totalisator (to record racetrack bets) in US installed, Hialeah

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1936 - January 16 - 1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah Fla

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1969 - February 7 - Diane Crump becomes 1st woman jockey at a major US racetrack (Hialeah)

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2023 - Whether you're into culture, outdoor activities, or just want to soak up the local vibes, here's a list of places to go and things to do in Hialeah, Florida:
Amelia Earhart Park:

This is a fantastic spot for outdoor enthusiasts. The park offers lakes for fishing, bike trails, and even a petting zoo. It's a great place for a family picnic or a day of adventure.

Hialeah Park Racing & Casino:

If you're feeling lucky or just want a taste of the glamour of the past, Hialeah Park Racing & Casino is a historic racetrack with a casino. Enjoy the thrill of horse racing and try your luck at the slots.

Leah Arts District:

For a dose of culture and creativity, check out the Leah Arts District. It's an area dedicated to promoting the arts, with vibrant murals, galleries, and studios. There are often events and festivals celebrating local artists.

Garden of the Arts:

This is a hidden gem in Hialeah. It's a serene garden with sculptures and art installations. A perfect place for a leisurely stroll and some quiet reflection.

Westland Mall:

If shopping is on your agenda, Westland Mall is the place to be. It has a variety of... Read MORE...

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