Glenn Curtis the aviation pioneer was quoted as saying, “All roads lead to Hialeah.”
Centuries prior to this quote the Seminole and the Muskogee were already inhabiting the area.
In fact, the city's name is most commonly attributed to Muskogee origin, “Haiyakpo” (prairie) and “hili” (pretty) combining in “Hialeah” to mean pretty prairie. Alternatively, the word is of Seminole origin meaning “Upland Prairie.” The name is appropriate since the city is located upon a large prairie between Biscayne Bay and the Everglades.
Unlike many other communities in Miami-Dade county which grew out of the post World War II boom, Hialeah has been a booming community since the early 20th century.
Major Entertainment Venue
In the early "Roaring '20s," Hialeah was a major entertainment destination among the elite at the time. During the decade millionaires, film stars, politicians and athletes flocked to Hialeah for its exciting entertainment and gambling options. Sporting included the Spanish sport of jai-alai and greyhound racing.