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Meet Luisa Gutierrez Smith, the woman believed to have become the first permanent Cuban resident of Fort Lauderdale in 1927. We talk with her daughter Mary Scott, and grandson Patrick Scott to learn about what her life was like when Fort Lauderdale was still just a small, southern town.
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