Todays Post Is All About Honoring Your City's Founder. The founder of the City of Miami was Julia Tuttle. In the late 1800's she convinced railroad magnate Henry Flagler to run his railroad, which then stopped at Palm Beach, further South to Miami. Thus began the explosion of growth in that city. In order to honor her, they named a sex offender colony after her. You heard that right.
The Julia Tuttle Causeway connects the mainland to Miami Beach. Around 2006, the city decided to place a sex offender colony under this bridge. That's right, The Julia Tuttle Sex Offender Colony. What an appropriate honor, to name a sex offender colony after the city's founder. Many felt that this pretty much represented what the City of Miami was all about. Daily, starting around 2006, the city stocked this colony with violent inmates released from the Miami Dade County Jail. Many feel that this now defunct sex offender colony pretty much stood for what that city Julia Tuttle founded was all about.