Coral Gables in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Ruth Bryan Owen Waterway Park
Erected by City of Coral Gables.
Location. 25° 44.111′ N, 80° 16.452′ W. Marker Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Miami FL 33134, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Biltmore Hotel (approx. half a mile away); Coral Gables Congregational Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); U of M Opened Here (approx. 0.7 miles away); Venetian Pool (approx. 0.7 miles away); Coral Gables Merrick House (approx. one mile away); Site of Packing House of Coral Gables Plantation (approx. one mile away); Troop 7 Log Cabin (approx. 1.1 miles away); George E. Merrick (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Coral Gables.
More about this marker. The marker is located at the entrance to a small park, which has a scenic view of a waterway, picnic tables, benches and walking path.
Also see . . .
1. City of Coral Gables Parks and Recreation Facilities. Photos of the park. (Submitted on April 13, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
2. US Embassay History: Denmark. Description of Ruth Bryan Owen's life and ambassador duties in Denmark. (Submitted on April 13, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
3. Critical Past. Historic film footage (Submitted on April 13, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
4. Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, Inc. Description of women nurses in World War I. They were not allowed to enlist in the military, but were signed on by the army as civilian volunteers and contract employees. (Submitted on April 13, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
Ruth Bryan Owen championed the creation of Everglades National Park. A Danish newspaper described her actions at a protest by landowners against the park:
"And she thought that the Everglades swamps should be a national park. At a meeting of the Congress was a group of landowners in Everglades. (They) trooped up to protest against conservation. They stated that it was pointless to classify their lands as a national park because Everglades was once worthless mud filled
— Submitted April 13, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.
Categories. • Environment • Politics • War, World I •
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