What follows is a surge in Upper Keys potential growth - a lot of land subdividing but not a porportional number of buildings.Subdivisions started cropping up everywhere, so it seemed. Moreno's, Angler's Park, Angler's Shores, Thompson's, Sunset Cove, Seaside, Palma Sola, Largo Beach, Tavernier, and Tavernier Cove all materialized in 1925. People would come down on the train to look at the lots they had bought and, once off the train, vehicle roads were needed for their further access.A road was needed to connect all the pineapple farms in the area so they could cart pineapples to the dock at Planter.
The commissioners wanted to follow the railroad route, but the Miami interests wanted the fishing route, that is, the Card Sound route. Monroe County residents voted a $300,000 bond issue in 1922 to construct a road from the Anglers Club, down the key of Key Largo to the Key Largo depot, then following along side of the railroad to Matecumbe.
Additional roadwork was also to be done in Key West and the Lower Keys.
Another story is that the workers commented that it was like going to Tallahassee when walking from the fields to the dock carrying baskets of pineapples. Eventually, there was a little tram rail leading to the Planter docks.
The old Tallahassee Road has since grown over in buttonwoods.
The real estate interests wanted vehicular access to the thousands of undeveloped acres in the Upper Keys.
Jointly the Dade and Monroe County commissioners met and decided to connect Key Largo with the mainland.
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Dade County was to build the road from Homestead to Card Sound.
Dade County also had to bond funds to construct their portion of the highway to Dade-Monroe County line.
The first was the North Carolina Fishing Village in 1924. The Florida Land Boom was also affecting Key West and the lower Keys, but in my opinion not to such a great degree.