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Episode XII - Kendall

Episode XII - Kendall

Long before it became the modern suburb it is today, Kendall consisted of little more than citrus fields, scattered homes, a single market, and a regular poker game. Thanks to promoters such as Henry John Kendall, who sold plots in the area to aspiring farmers and pioneering families, a small community took root. Later, a plethora of roadside attractions drew visitors in by rail and by road, many of which stayed to make a home. Vestiges of that old Kendall remain hidden among the new: memories of bootleggers and even Nazi prisoners-of-war linger on its seemingly innocuous suburban streets. In this episode, we try to expose and explore some of that surprisingly rich history.