Hialeah


Hialeah
/huy'euh lee"euh/, n.
a city in SE Florida, near Miami: racetrack. 145,254.

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City (pop., 2000: 226,419), southeastern Florida, U.S. Settled in 1910 by the aviation pioneers James Bright and Glenn H. Curtiss, the town took its name from a Seminole Indian word meaning "pretty prairie.

" The city serves mainly as a residential suburb of Miami. It is the site of the horse-racing track Hialeah Park (1925).

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      city, Miami-Dade county, southeastern Florida, U.S. It lies on the Miami Canal, just northwest of Miami. The area was originally inhabited by Tequesta and later by Seminole Indians. Settled in 1921 by aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss (Curtiss, Glenn Hammond) and Missouri cattleman James H. Bright, the name is probably derived from a Seminole term meaning “pretty prairie” or “high prairie.” The city was severely damaged during a hurricane in 1926. It grew slowly until World War II brought industrial development to the region.

      Hialeah serves mainly as a residential suburb of Miami, and its population is predominantly Hispanic. Florida National College (1982) is in the city. The Hialeah Park horse-racing track (opened 1925) became famous for its elaborate landscaping and flamingos. Everglades National Park is about 15 miles (25 km) southwest of the city. Inc. 1925. Pop. (1990) 188,004; (2000) 226,419.

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