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In 1969, South Beach was God's waiting room

๐—œ๐—ป ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿต, South Beach was called God's waiting room. Unlike its glitzy image today, back in the sixties the lower end of Miami Beach was a collection of cramped, cheap hotels where senior citizens from the north came to spend their last days. The glamorous part of Miami Beach in those days was farther north along the Miracle Mile where new, skyscraper hotels like the Fontainebleau and Eden Roc had sprouted along Collins Avenue.

Set in 1969,๐— ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—ก๐—š ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—ฃ๐—”๐——๐—จ๐—–๐—”๐—› follows the madcap travails of two flaky hippies on a spur-of-the moment road trip who stumble onto a multiple murder and become the prime suspects.

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The Period Pieces Blog curates fun facts from the 1960s inspired by the novel Mustang to Paducah by Raul Ramos y Sanchez.

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