From 1913-1918, the wealthy Chicago industrialist Charles Deering purchased hundreds of acres of land where the high ground of the Miami Rock Ridge and the fresh water of the Everglades meets the Biscayne Bay.
Before Deering’s arrival, this remarkable place had already hosted 10,000 years of nearly continuous human occupation including Paleo-Indian shelters, Tequesta settlements, Seminole hunting grounds, Bahamian and Florida pioneer homesteads, and the town of Cutler.
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The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc. is a community-based charitable 501(c) 3 Florida Corporation dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Deering Estate, one of South Florida’s largest and most significant historical, archeological, architectural and environmental treasures.