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Near Ocala in Marion County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Deliberate Strategy

Historic Florida Barge Canal Trail

 
 
Deliberate Strategy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, February 13, 2021
1. Deliberate Strategy Marker
Inscription.  "...the key to success in any conservation effort: Get the facts and then act… If you get the facts, the press will tell your story, government agencies will take action, legal suits will be documented, and presidents may intervene on your behalf."
Marjorie Harris Carr
Sierra Club Conference Speech (1971)

Welcome to the Historic Canal Trail
Marjorie Harris Carr
Cross Florida Greenway
Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
Erected by Florida State Parks. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentParks & Recreational AreasWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1971.
 
Location. 29° 6.2′ N, 82° 5.41′ W. Marker is near Ocala, Florida, in Marion County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Southeast 80th Street (County Road 328) and South Pine Avenue (U.S. 441), on the right when traveling east. Marker is located along the trail at "The Island" - Cross Florida Barge Canal Interpretive Park, just south of the Marion
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County Sheriff's Station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3260 Southeast 80th Street, Ocala FL 34480, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Environmental Victory Nears (here, next to this marker); Conclusive Federal Action (here, next to this marker); Opposition to the Canal (here, next to this marker); Protective Perspective (here, next to this marker); Great Depression Public Works Project (a few steps from this marker); A Beautiful Place (a few steps from this marker); Historical Perspective (a few steps from this marker); Canal Stopping (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocala.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Historic Florida Barge Canal Trail
 
Also see . . .  Lessons from the Cross Florida Barge Canal Project. Led by Marjorie Carr, critics forged a movement centered around scientific expertise, citizen activism, and the use of the legal system that challenged a political and institutional juggernaut intent on completing the canal. Through sheer persistence — as Carr later put it, “timing, knowledge of the facts, and staying in the fight until it is well and truly won” — they overcame enormous obstacles and in seven
Deliberate Strategy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, February 13, 2021
2. Deliberate Strategy Marker
years convinced both the courts and President Richard Nixon to halt construction. (Submitted on February 17, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Deliberate Strategy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, February 13, 2021
3. Deliberate Strategy Marker
(seventh of eight “Canal Story” markers in this series)
Abandoned Canal Bridge Stanchion<br>(<i>along trail • near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, February 13, 2021
4. Abandoned Canal Bridge Stanchion
(along trail • near marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 17, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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