The Annual National Cleanest Town Achievement Award Contest had been held since 1929. The City Of Miami Springs was one of over 1,200 entries in 1965. In Feb of 1966 Miami Springs Mayor R.B. Fordyce traveled to Washington D.C where he accepted the third place award from First Lady Bird Johnson. The photo is from the personnel collection of John Stadnik and shows the contest sign being erected at the Miami Springs Circle with Stadnik’s Drug Store in the background.
the installation of a contest sign near Stadnik’s Drug Store at the Miami Springs Circle. – (Photo courtesy Miami Springs Historical Society and Museum.)
That’s a very young Gene Grimm kneeling. Also in the photo are James Stoinoff, William Barney, Robert Hurt and Robert McCloud. They were members of the Miami Springs Beautification Committee.

Visit the Miami Springs Historical Society and Museum  The Miami Springs Historical Society is located at 501 East Drive in Miami Springs.

Miami Springs Historical Society Museum

501 East Drive
Miami Springs, FL 33166


From the Palmetto, exit at NW 36th Street and head East on NW 36th Street.  Continue East on NW 36th Street and make a left hand turn (North) on East Drive.  Continue North until you reach 501 East Drive.

From I-95, take I-95 to State Road 112 Westbound.  Exit State Road 112 at NW 36th Street.  Continue west on NW 36th Street until you reach East Drive.  Make a right hand turn at East Drive (North).  Continue North on East Drive until you reach 501 East Drive.

From Hialeah, take Okeechobee Road until you reach East 4th Avenue.  Turn south on East 4th Avenue and cross the bridge into Miami Springs.  Take the center lane and continue south onto East Drive.  You’ll see Stafford Park on your left hand side and then the entrance to the Museum Parking lot at 501 East Drive.

Map to the Miami Springs Historical Society

Miami Springs Historical Museum Hours

The Museum is open each Saturday (except Christmas & New Years) from 12 Noon to 4 pm.

Entrance is FREE!

Donations are welcome.


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