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Best Know-It-All Miami 2009 - Dr. Paul George, Historical Museum of Southern Florida

Here's a fun game: Call Dr. Paul George, knowledge shah at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, and mention any prominent local name, current or ancient, to him. Norman Braman. Julia Tuttle. Chief Neamathla. Al Capone. After George has finished explaining the intricacies of their personal stories and their relevance to the region, throw some historical developments at him. The Dade Massacre. The Cuban Missile Crisis. Interama. January 2, 1984, at the Orange Bowl. Commence jaw-dropping as he brings yesterday's Miami to highly detailed life with Rain Man-esque accuracy. But if you keep calling him, he's probably going to get annoyed — he ain't Miss Cleo. So sign up for one of Dr. George's countless tours, designed more for locals than tourists. Via walking, Metromover, boat, or bicycle, they cost from $20 to $44 and cover everything from local black history to famous criminals to the secrets of Miami City Cemetery. If you treasure Marley & Me as a South Florida period piece, it's time for a checkup with the doctor.

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mickey appleman
mickey appleman

i grew up on the Beach and have memories of going to something called the Music Circus on Normandy Isle. can anyone provide a URL where i could find info about this.

thanks--MA----drmlp@hotmail.com

Angie Arias
Angie Arias

Not only is he the master of all things South Floridian, he is a very nice and humane person. When he filters questions he always takes care to make you feel like it is a valid question and his answers are extremely thorough! I highly recommend one of his tours! WORTH EVERY PENNY!

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