Title

Frank Stoneman and the early 20th century Everglades.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Christopher F. Meindl

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1998

Date Issued

January 1998

Date Available

June 2014

ISSN

0739-0041

Abstract

Marjory Stoneman Douglas has long been associated with the Everglades preservation movement (Douglas 1947). Recent rumblings that we should "save the Everglades" represent only the latest round of a century-long debate regarding land use in South Florida (Fig. 1). The debate began in earnest during the 1904 Florida gubernatorial campaign when Napoleon B. Broward (who won the election) suggested that the State drain the Everglades, opening southern Florida to agricultural development (Patton 1992). Marjory's father, Frank B. Stoneman, expressed reservations regarding Broward's plan to drain the Everglades (or simply, "Glades"). Indeed. Frank Stoneman wrote a series of editorials chronicling his opinion of the Glades during the early 1900s.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Florida Geographer, 29, 44-54.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Florida Society of Geographers and Florida Atlantic University's Department of Geosciences

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