"Flagler Memorial Island" Miami Things to Do Tip by call_me_rhia
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The Flagler Memorial Island is a little artificial island dating back to 1920 and built to host a monument to Henry M. Flagler. Flagler was a millionnaire who is generally regarded as the father of Miami an who was also one of the founders of what became the Florida East Coast Railway. Basically he helped link Florida to the rest of the USA.
This monument is a 34 metres high white obelisk surrounded by four allegorical sculptures at its base, in the four cardinal directions. Two are men and two are women. These are the details:
- North: a man in a Roman toga holding a scroll and a small building. He represents industry.
- East: A woman in a dress and a cape holding a pile of books. She represents education.
- South: a man dressed as a sailor, holding a shovel. He represents past pioneers
- West: a woman in a long dress and tiara holding a cornucopia. She represents prosperity
Directions: west of Miami Beach, between the Venetian Islands to the north and Star Island to the south.
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