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"Lone Cypress" and Everglades Drainage Marker image, Touch for more information
By B. Jackson, February 22, 2009
"Lone Cypress" and Everglades Drainage Marker
Florida (Glades County), Moore Haven — F-257 — "Lone Cypress" and Everglades Drainage
Shortly after Florida became a state in 1845, its leaders began to consider draining the swampy areas of south Florida to create prime farmland as an inducement to settlement. In 1850 Florida received title to all swamp and overflowed lands within . . . — Map (db m16414) HM
Florida (Glades County), Moore Haven — Billie Bowlegs (III)chufí hajo — 1862 - 1965 —
In the Ortona cemetery, eight miles west of here, lie the remains of a noble citizen of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, a faithful representative of his people and a true friend of the white man. — Map (db m124261) HM
Florida (Glades County), Ortona — F-748 — Hurricane of 1928
The Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928 was the most deadly hurricane ever to strike the state of Florida. An estimated 2500 persons in South Florida died when the storm came ashore on September 16, 1928 near the Jupiter Lighthouse and traveled west across . . . — Map (db m128832) HM

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