Aviation came to Florida early in the 20th century, and has since become one of the state’s major industries; Miami International Airport, for example, is the 19th busiest airport in the world. One of the industry’s founders, Glenn Curtiss, played a pivotal role in developing Miami’s emerging aviation industry. In addition to starting Miami’s first two flying schools in the 1910s, he founded and developed the cities of Hialeah, Miami Springs and Opa-locka.
Photo: Glenn Curtiss in France in 1909 (Wikimedia Commons*)
Miami Springs Senior High
Miami Springs, Fl
The commemorative plaque and garden were created by The Eco-Hawks Club at MSSH with the help of Ms. Brown and Ms. Campbell. It is a Butterfly Garden as well.
Dedication of garden to honoree
Dedicated to famous aviator Glenn Hammond Curtiss, who also founded Miami Springs.
Miami Springs Senior High Eco-Hawks Club with Ms. Brown and Ms. Campbell. They planted a butterfly garden using Jamaican Caper, Milkweed, Spanish Needle.
Miami Springs Senior High Eco-Hawks Club planting their FLOR500 Garden dedicated to Region 8 Historic Figure - Glenn Hammond Curtiss. They planted a butterfly garden using Jamaican Caper, Milkweed, Spanish Needle.