This history is drawn from multiple sites on the web and the most comprehensive history Bill McGoun’s Hallandale, (Hallandale Historical Society 1976) and Seth H. Bramson’s Hallandale Beach, Florida, (History Press. 2010). Various records from the City Clerk were also helpful. We intend to provide multiple links to some of the sites in the near future.
You are invited to offer additional insights, continuing local history, particularly to the history of our complex. Unfortunately, before I became a johnny-come-lately resident, and discovered that the Hemispheres’ records and many photographs and artifacts prior to 2013 were shredded or thrown out.
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Prehistory - Paleo-indian nomads pursuing big game entered ‘Florida’ around 12,000 and southern Florida 14,000 years ago. Timucuans, a general label incorporating over 35 tribes, were the earliest native Americans in Florida, dating back over 500 years before the arrival of Europeans. the indigenous population of the Florida peninsula has been estimated at 200,000 in 1500. the Tequestas and other tribes, lived in southeastern Florida including the area now known as Hallandale and south into the Keys for at least 2000 years until their disappearance in the late 1500s. Biscayne Bay on a 1630 and 1793 map is identified as Tegasta Bay.
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