Title

The origin of early Everglades landowners.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Christopher F. Meindl

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2002

Date Issued

January 2002

Date Available

June 2014

ISSN

0739-0041

Abstract

Census takers in 1890 found less than 2,400 people on the Florida mainland south of Lake Okeechobee, and most of these were scattered in tiny hamlets along the coast (Figure 1; U.S. Department of the Interior 1895). Indeed, South Florida-dominated by the Everglades-remained a wetland wilderness until the Florida East Coast Railroad reached Miami in 1896. With the exception of a few hundred Seminole and Miccosukee Indians, very few people wandered into (let alone lived in) the Everglades.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Florida Geographer, 33, 18-26.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Florida Society of Geographers

Creative Commons License

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