Arch Creek Memorial Park
Home to Native civilizations long before contact with the Europeans, this area was home to the Tequesta tribe during the 16th century. The park spans eight acres and included a natural limestone bridge over the creek which flows from the Everglades to Biscayne Bay. The bridge was utilized by the military during the Seminole Wars and the existence of this natural bridge is noted in many works by officers and early Florida settlers. During the Florida land boom of the 1920s, portions of the community were subdivided and sold to northern tourists as residential lots.
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