Mar 31, Key Biscayne, Florida Was A Coconut Plantation
Key Biscayne is reached by the Rickenbacker Causeway that originates in the Brickell Avenue area of Miami.
It is well signed from I-95 and US-1.
Key Biscayne Florida Vintage Postcard
The toll is $1.75 per two axle cars or trucks, but a lot more for big vehicles with three axles or more.
The trip from the mainland along the causeway lined with Biscayne Bay beaches is a beautiful transition from the bustle of Miami to the quiet paradise of Key Biscayne.
On the Rickenbacker Causeway to Key Biscayne
HISTORY OF KEY BISCAYNE FLORIDA
Key Biscayne was an Eden-like island several hundred years ago, a pre-Columbian heaven.
It was the center of civilization for the Tequestas, a small tribe of sea-savvy Indians who fished and whaled the crystal waters of the Florida Keys.
Because Key Biscayne is only about five feet above sea level, the Tequesta raised their villages on palm pilings, much like the summer homes that today line Florida’s coasts.
Long before sea turtles were endangered, the Tequesta hunted them for their meat and harvested their eggs for valuable protein.
In 1513, Ponce de Leon “discovered” the island and presented it to the King of Spain as