HISTORY AND CULTURE OF FLORIDA
<ul><li>The  history  of Florida began People 12,000 years ago. From The Florida coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and th...
<ul><li>Though Everglades  National Park  is known for its stunning displays of wildlife, the area also boasts a rich and ...
<ul><li>Native Peoples: </li></ul><ul><li>Florida History  is the surveys in the Everglades and within the Big Cypress Swa...
<ul><li>Pioneer Settlement: </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of the nineteenth century the south  Florida  coast was still lar...
<ul><li>Development in the Everglades: </li></ul><ul><li>Water in south Florida once flowed freely from the Kissimmee Rive...
<ul><li>Conservation Efforts: </li></ul><ul><li>The harmful side effects of dredging and draining were apparent early in t...
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History and Culture of Florida

  1. 1. HISTORY AND CULTURE OF FLORIDA
  2. 2. <ul><li>The history of Florida began People 12,000 years ago. From The Florida coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico was very different 12,000 years ago. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Though Everglades National Park is known for its stunning displays of wildlife, the area also boasts a rich and colorful past. </li></ul><ul><li>People have come here for centuries hoping to find riches, adventure and safe harbor. </li></ul><ul><li>Take a moment journey through the human struggles and triumphs within this remarkable landscape. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Native Peoples: </li></ul><ul><li>Florida History is the surveys in the Everglades and within the Big Cypress Swamp indicate the presence of at least several hundred archeological sites within the interior of south Florida. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of these sites proved to be substantial, and suggest more than just marginal or short-term use. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on current data, it also appears that the sawgrass plains region south of Lake Okeechobee, now the Everglades Agricultural Area, was a transitional area used for canoe travel and small encampments by many tribes. </li></ul><ul><li>The exceptions are earthwork complexes, some of which are known to be located on the western edge of the Everglades. </li></ul><ul><li>These sites show a strong affiliation with the Belle Glade Area on the shores of Lake Okeechobee. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Pioneer Settlement: </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of the nineteenth century the south Florida coast was still largely wilderness, one of the last coastal regions east of the Mississippi to be settled. </li></ul><ul><li>Only three small communities Chokoloskee, Cape Sable and Flamingo existed along the coast of what is now Everglades National Park. </li></ul><ul><li>Early mariners knew about Cape Sable, located west of Flamingo as it appeared on their maps. It was here in 1838 that Dr. Henry Perrine was given a grant of land. Unfortunately his plans for a settlement did not materialize due to his untimely death at the hands of Indians. </li></ul><ul><li>Another plan for settlement was proposed by Surgeon General Thomas Lawson who explored the Cape in 1838 for the U.S. government. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Development in the Everglades: </li></ul><ul><li>Water in south Florida once flowed freely from the Kissimmee River to Lake Okeechobee and southward over low-lying lands to the estuaries of Biscayne Bay, the Ten Thousand Islands, and Florida Bay. </li></ul><ul><li>This shallow, slow-moving sheet of water covered almost 11,000 square miles, creating a mosaic of ponds, sloughs, sawgrass marshes, hardwood hammock, and forested uplands. </li></ul><ul><li>For thousands of years this intricate system evolved into a finely balanced ecosystem that formed the biological infrastructure for the southern half of the state. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Conservation Efforts: </li></ul><ul><li>The harmful side effects of dredging and draining were apparent early in this century. In 1928 landscape architect Ernest Coe began a concentrated effort to designate a &quot;Tropical Everglades National Park.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>His persistence paid off when he and others persuaded Congress to designate the Everglades as a national park in 1934. It took park supporters another 13 years to acquire land and secure funding. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1947, Marjory Stone man Douglas would publish The Everglades : River of Grass, a work that would come to greatly influence the public perception of the oft-misunderstood region. </li></ul>

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