Around Lake Okeechobee, Florida (Images of America Series)

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From the Calusa Indians to the travelers who used boats for transport in the early 1900s and up to the prosperous farms and cattle ranches of today, the Everglades has evolved into a mecca for fishing, birding, and hiking. The smell of orange blossoms entices the settler to an untamed land where bears, deer, and snakes still inhabit the wilderness and where alligator hunting and fishing are still popular sports. Lake Okeechobee is 110 miles around from Pahokee to Canal Point, Okeechobee, Lakeport, Moore Haven, ...
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Overview


From the Calusa Indians to the travelers who used boats for transport in the early 1900s and up to the prosperous farms and cattle ranches of today, the Everglades has evolved into a mecca for fishing, birding, and hiking. The smell of orange blossoms entices the settler to an untamed land where bears, deer, and snakes still inhabit the wilderness and where alligator hunting and fishing are still popular sports. Lake Okeechobee is 110 miles around from Pahokee to Canal Point, Okeechobee, Lakeport, Moore Haven, Clewiston, South Bay, and Belle Glade. To cross Florida from the Atlantic to the Gulf, a boat starts in Stuart and ends at Port Mayaca, crossing Lake Okeechobee to the Moore Haven lock and out the Caloosahatchee River past Lake Hicpochee and west to Fort Myers. Around Lake Okeechobee presents images from the Clewiston Museum, Lawrence E. Will Museum, state archives, and private collections, painting a history of the boom and bust, the boaters and farmers, and the cattlemen and ranchers who have settled and raised their families here.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738585642
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 970,266
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Barbara D. Oeffner, the library program manager for the Seminole tribe of Florida, received a master's degree in library and information studies from Florida State University. Amie Dunning, her daughter and coauthor, received a master's in management from St. Thomas University.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Glades Pioneers 9

2 Storm of 1928 43

3 Early Days in Belle Glade 53

4 Boats and Bays 59

5 Clewiston, "America's Sweetest Town" 65

6 Sugarcane and Calamities 73

7 Patchwork, Politicians, and Parties 79

8 Prisoners, Planes, and Prize Catches 105

9 Pahokee, Moore Haven, and Okeechobee 117

Bibliography 127

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