Operation Pedro Pan

Operation Pedro Pan (HM1D4U)

Location: Florida City, FL 33034 Miami-Dade County
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Country: United States of America
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N 25° 27.59', W 80° 28.81'

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Operaci?n Pedro Pan

On this site, which was officially known as the Florida City Shelter of the Catholic Welfare Bureau's Children's Program, thousands of Operation Pedro Pan children found refuge from Communist Cuba between 1961 and 1966. Operation Pedro Pan was conceived and organized by Monsignor Bryan O. Walsh of the Archdiocese of Miami and James Baker, headmaster of Ruston Academy in Havana, Cuba, at the request of parents who sought to prevent Communist indoctrination of their children. It was financed largely by the United States Government with full support of the Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson administrations, and was supervised by the State of Florida. Between December 1960 and October 1962, over 14,000 Pedro Pan children arrived in South Florida. The Florida City shelter was the largest of the Operation's facilities in the state. It housed girls 5-19 years old and boys under 13 who lived in home units under the care of exiled Cuban couples who served as house parents. Its day-to-day operations were managed by Catholic priests and Sisters of St. Philip Neri. Many Operation Pedro Pan children went on to plant deep roots in the region and made significant contributions to Florida and the nation.

En este sitio, denominado Refugio de Florida City del Programa de Ni?os Cubanos del Bur? Cat?lico de Bienestar Social, miles de ni?os integrantes de la Operaci?n Pedro Pan recibieron albergue de Cuba Comunista entre 1961 y 1966. La operaci?n fue concebida y organizada por el Monse?or Bryan O. Walsh de la Arquidi?cesis de Miami y por James Baker, director de la Academia Ruston, ubicada en La Habana, Cuba, a solicitud de padres que no quer?an que sus hijos fueran adoctrinados por el r?gimen. Fue financiada por el gobierno estadounidense, con respaldo de la administraciones de Eisenhower, Kennedy y Johnson y supervisada por el gobierno estatal de Florida. Entre diciembre de 1960 y octubre de 1962, m de 14,000 ni?os cubanos llegaron al sur de Florida. En el Refugio de Florida City, el mayor del estado, se acogieron ni?as entre 5 y 19 a?os de edad y ni?os menores de 13. Los menores resid?an en hogares encabezados por matrimonios cubanos exiliados que fung?an como padres. La administraci?n estaba bajo la direcci?n de sacerdotes cat?licos y las Hermanas de San Felipe Neri. Muchos ni?os de Operacion Pedro Pan echaron ra?ces en la regi?n y contribuyeron al desarrollo socioecon?mico y cultural de Florida y del pa.

Placa patrimonial de Florida auspiciada por Operaci?n Pedro Pan Group., Inc. y el Departamento de Estado de Florida.
HM NumberHM1D4U
Marker NumberF-739_MARKER
Year Placed2012
Placed ByOperation Pedro Pan Group, Inc. and the Florida Department of State. A Florida Heritage Landmark
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 7:16pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 552259 N 2815967
Decimal Degrees25.45983333, -80.48016667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 27.59', W 80° 28.81'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 27' 35.40" N, 80° 28' 48.60" W
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Area Code(s)305, 786
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 NW 14th St, Florida City FL 33034, US
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