The Barrett family in their early years. Pictured, from left, are (back row) Ruth, Harding, Agnes, and James Hannah; (front row) James Hamilton, Getrude Hunter Barrett, baby Gertrude Alexander, Simeon E. Barrett, and Irene.
Simeon E. Barrett left St. Elizabeth Parrish in Jamaica to work on the Panama Canal. After about two years he left Panama for Cuba and then for Key West. His family does not know what he did in Cuba. In 1913 he came to Homestead from Key West by train. His first job was working for the Florida East Coast Railway, possibly on the section gang which repaired the tracks in designated areas.
In my column a couple of weeks ago, I talked about the intensity of the Contender Round, and how most drivers feared that this would be one of the most difficult rounds in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. After wrecks and tire issues at Kansas caused a couple of NASCAR’s top drivers to f…
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Coral Shores fell in its most heartbreaking loss of the season, a 14-13 overtime decision.
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