Known As The “Mother Of Miami,” She Was The Only Major Female Founder Of The Famous Floridian City And Was Determined To Develop The Land Into A Reputable Trading Port For The U.S.

Unfortunately, just two years after the railroad was built in Miami and male residents voted to incorporate the new city of Miami, Julia reportedly fell ill with meningitis. She passed away at the age of 49 in 1898.

Julia’s story was partially forgotten, and she was discredited over the years as she died with a lot of debt due to the land grants she was giving to Henry M. Flager, which her children had to sell her land to pay off.

However, now more and more people are beginning to recognize how important and impressive she was, as she was a true believer in Miami’s potential and is one of the reasons why it is such a beloved city today.

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