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Draining the Swamp – Florida Everglades

Check out my latest post on the Heroes, Heroines, and History Blog. – Draining the Swamp – Florida Everglades.

I visited the Florida Everglades a few years ago and was surprised at how large they were. Before human activity, they comprised the lower third of the Florida peninsula. Four thousand square miles. Even now, they dominate the southern end of the state.

Who would imagine such a massive swamp could be drained and turned into “useful” land? (Spoiler alert: It didn’t work.). . .

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