Old Tree in Collins Park in Miami Beach, Florida

Back in the 1880s, when this old tree in Collins Park was considerably smaller, John A. Collins arrived from New Jersey and invested in a coconut farm on an island called Ocean Beach. After the venture failed, Collins plus his son and son-in-law created the Miami Beach Improvement Company in order to sell waterfront lots. Back then, the 580 acres were mostly mangrove trees and a swamp. Today it is Miami Beach.

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2100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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