Talk:Florida land boom of the 1920s

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Use of the word "sham"[edit]

Regarding the sentence containing:

 "... scrutinize the Florida real estate boom as a giant sham operation ..."

Considering that Wiktionary lists this word as "Probably a dialectal form of shame." is it the right word to use in this Wikipedia article?

--Mortense (talk) 17:13, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Miami land boom of the 1920s[edit]

This article (and its sources) are almost all exclusively focused on Miami and its developmental history in the 1920s. Therefore, I propose we change the title of this article to "Miami land boom of the 1920s." Thoughts?

--Comayagua99 (talk) 00:27, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Although it is true that perhaps 80% of the boom was in Miami, there was booming going on elsewhere in Florida. The development of Boca Raton by Mizner and Davis Islands (Tampa) are good examples. Also, the boom was mentioned in many magazines and newspapers at the time. It was always referred to as the Florida Boom, never as the Miami Boom. Therefore, it would not be a good idea to change the title of this article. GroveGuy (talk) 04:59, 3 April 2012 (UTC)