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Fort McHenry and Baltimore's Harbor Defenses

Fort McHenry and Baltimore's Harbor Defenses

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Explore Florida's everglades, its history, the native tribes that called it home, and the fight to preserve the grassy wetlands documented through a collection of images.


The Everglades once blanketed a quarter of Florida. Stretching from Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay, its saw grass prairies, mangrove swamps, and hammocks were home to a profusion of animals, plants, and prehistoric Native Americans, as well as Seminoles, Miccosukees, and Gladesmen of historic times. In 1904, Napoleon Bonaparte Broward ran for Florida governor with the political platform of creating farmland by dredging the Everglades and spilling its water into the ocean. By 1914, this spectacular natural feature was on the verge of destruction, and environmentalist May Mann Jennings led a grassroots movement to preserve Royal Palm Hammock. In the 1930s, Ernest Coe and Marjorie Stoneman Douglas fought to preserve a larger area, culminating in the creation of Everglades National Park in 1947.



Author: Merle T. Cole, Scott S. Sheads
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Published: 07/10/2001
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.49w x 0.35d
ISBN: 9780738513508

About the Author
Cole, Merle T.: - Authors Merle T. Cole and Scott S. Sheads bring both knowledge and experience to their description of Baltimore's maritime defenses in this new volume of visual history. Mr. Cole has published widely on Maryland military, naval, and maritime history in state and national journals. Mr. Sheads is a ranger-historian at Fort McHenry and has published several books on the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Fort McHenry and Baltimore's Harbor Defenses, a unique look at the changing face of the city's forts, pays tribute to these stalwart monuments and their patriotic legacy.

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