The Everglades and Royal Palm State Park, Photos from the 1920s and 1930s ( Online exhibit )
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Title: The Everglades and Royal Palm State Park, Photos from the 1920s and 1930s
Physical Description: Photograph
Language: English
Creator: Thakrar, Rikesh and James Cusick ( Curator )
Publisher: UF Libraries
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Publication Date: 1920
Copyright Date: 1920
Abstract: The photographs in this collection are selected from the files of John Newhouse and from the May Mann Jennings Collection. Newhouse, an early pioneer of South Florida (settling in Okeelanta in 1914) is best known for his frequently cited "Pioneering in the Everglades." The photos in his papers depict cultivation around Okeechobee and the Hillsborough Canal. May Mann Jennings, wife of Governor William S. Jennings and president of the Florida Federation of Women's Clubs, ranks among Florida's leading twentieth century woman activists. She was instrumental in preserving Royal Palm Hammock on Paradise Key (12 miles south of Homestead in Dade County). Royal Palm State Park became the inspiration for the creation of Everglades National Park. Photos show examples of frost-protection and flooding (Newhouse) and the land-clearing and trail blazing for Royal Palm (Mann).
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
System ID: UF00094632:00001

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