Faye Bogner, a long-time Homestead resident and Realtor, compiled a scrapbook of newspaper articles about the integration of South Dade High School in the late 1960s. In response to requests, pdf files of the pages are now available for download.

Loose pages in the front of the album
Pages 1 – 50
Pages 51 – 100
Pages 101 – 150
Pages 151 – 200
Pages 201 – 238


On October 12, 1923, the Homestead Enterprise, as part of an advertisement for automobile-related businesses in the Homestead area, published a list of over 800 vehicles, along with the owners’ names and their town of residence. The towns are: Perrine, Goulds, Princeton, Silver Palm, Redland, Naranja, Modello, Homestead and Florida City. There are many interesting bits of information that can be gleaned from the list. Please click this link to download the list. While the editors tried their best to correct any errors that they saw, there are doubtless some that we missed. If you see anything that needs to be revised, please send an e-mail to jeff@townhallmuseum.org and I will do my best to make a timely correction.


Ann Josberger McFadden, who labored in the Florida Room at the downtown Miami Library for over 30 years compiling genealogical information in Dade County has very generously transferred the copyright to the Palms-Woodlawn Cemetery, formerly Palms Memorial Park index to the Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum. This wonderful act ensures that a much larger group of people can access a document which may supply the location of the final resting place of one of their ancestors. You may view this document by clicking on this link to the Palms Memorial Park index and download it. You may not sell or otherwise profit monetarily from the document.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When you click on the link, you will see a watermarked copy of the index. You must download the document to be able to view it without the watermarks. If you attempt to print it, the watermarks will reappear. You may copy it and store it locally, but you may not print it. This was done to protect the interests of both Mrs. McFadden and the Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum, which now owns the copyright to the document.