Near Ocala in Marion County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Historic Florida Barge Canal Trail
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: Environment • Parks & Recreational Areas • Women.
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 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 years convinced both the courts and President (Submitted on February 17, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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 57 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 17, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.