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1920s - One of the Pennsylvania Sugar Company plants
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1920s - One of the Pennsylvania Sugar Company plants

Hialeah, Florida

Dade County had a municipality of Pennsuco (PENNsylvania SUgar COmpany) out on Okeechobee Road (US 27) between Hialeah Gardens and Krome Avenue for many years but they lost that status around the time US 27 was widened from 1 lane each direction to whatever they widened it to. We used to go through it late at night enroute to the "midnights" (drag races) on Krome Avenue in the mid 60s. Pennsuco had a few buildings close to the US 27 roadway and a blinking yellow caution light to hopefully slow down traffic.

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Alford17-May-2008 06:21
My aunt worked at Graham's dairy for Bob Graham's father. I believe this was during WWII or close to the end of the war. The way I recall her telling me (and I was young and not sure what I was hearing), she was his secretary and when he was elected to the Florida Senate he wanted her to move to Tally to continue on being his secretary.

She declined because she was dating the man (who would become her husband) who was affiliated with Miami Jai Alai (and played in the old Hialeah Fronton as a young teenager before it was destroyed by the hurricane; Hialeah Park stands there now) and didn't want to move upstate.

She had fond memories of the Graham children, who were always in the dairy offices, and who she always babied like they were her own.
Guest 26-Oct-2007 19:36
Ted Sever
Pennsuco was home to the Graham's Dairy and the Grahams lived in a fine just N.
of the Hwy. Bob Graham graduated from the old junion high in the early fifties, then
to Miami Edison HS, to college, to the governons office and as we all know the U.S.
Senate. His family founded the Sengra Properties that built Miami Lakes.
Guest 01-Jul-2007 23:53
US 27, Okeechobee Rd. was widened to 2 lanes one way and 2 lanes the other. Many maps still have the Pennsuco name on it in that area.