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North Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Arch Creek Bridge

 
 
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By Jay Kravetz, December 15, 2016
1. Arch Creek Bridge Marker
Inscription.  The natural limestone that once spanned the Arch Creek served as a crossing place for prehistoric Tequesta Indians, Seminole War soldiers and early pioneers. It was a natural wonder of great beauty and a scenic gathering place from which eventually sprung one of Dade County's first towns. In 1858, early pioneers excavated this mill sluice to divert water to grind coontie for starch production. The South Florida Water Management District has constructed this dam to alter the present water intrusion into our fresh water supply.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
 
Location. 25° 54.095′ N, 80° 9.788′ W. Marker is in North Miami, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker can be reached from Northeast 135th Street (State Road 916) west of Biscayne Boulevard (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling west. Located in Arch Creek Park on the west side of the bridge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1855 NE 135th Street, Miami FL 33181, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured
Arch Creek Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, December 15, 2016
2. Arch Creek Bridge Marker
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as the crow flies. Arch Creek Road Military Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arch Creek (about 400 feet away); Haulover Beach Sport Fishing Docks (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fulford-By-The-Sea Fountain (approx. 2.4 miles away); Biscayne (approx. 2.6 miles away); Barefoot Mailman (approx. 2.7 miles away); Biscayne House of Refuge (approx. 4.1 miles away); Pioneer Boat Builders' Site (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Miami.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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