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1950 - Musa Isle Indian Village on the Miami River at 27th Avenue, Miami
1950 Florida State Archives

1950 - Musa Isle Indian Village on the Miami River at 27th Avenue, Miami

Musa Isle Indian Village, Miami, Florida

The Musa Isle Indian Village was a longtime tourist attraction in Miami. It was on the south bank of the Miami River just east of the NW 27 Avenue bridge.

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Kathy Miller 28-May-2016 18:07
I was born in 1957 and was taken home to 2535 N.W. North River Drive, where we lived until I was in 3rd grade and we moved to the Kendall area. I remember seeing Indian mothers and their children walking down the road when I was in preschool. I went to Comstock Elementary but there were never any Indian children in school. Miami was a wonderful place to grow up in the '50s, '60s and '70s.
Bob Breckenridge 17-Feb-2009 15:46
I also went to Citrus Grove and graduated from junior high the "52- 53' CLASS
My step father worked part time as a tour guide at Musa Isle Indian Village for 2 years and myself and buddies were there many times
.I think the man the shown wrestling the alligator is Bobby Tiger who lived in the village,but eventially moved to north miami.I also recall young Seminole boys who would dive for coins thrown in the river by tourists on the Seminole Queen boat.
Ann Smith Bartoli 08-Feb-2008 15:36
We lived at 3217 N. W. 25 Ave and my sisters and I use to walk over the 27 ave bridge and go peep in the village and they would close the doors on us. Went to Citrus Grove School and at times the Indian children would come and attend class. I moved from Miami in 1964, I was born at Jackson Hospital. Many good memories of my growing up in Miami.
Guest 27-Jul-2007 15:59
My mother use to take my sister and I to visit the village. We could walk there from our home. My parents moved to Miami in 1928 and watched it grow and develop until they moved to Palm Beach County in the 70's