IN THE NEWS: Developing the EvergladesFrom National Parks Service
The notion of draining the vast wetland persisted into the 20th century. Expanded dredging efforts between 1905 and 1910 transformed large tracts from wetland to agricultural land. This abundance of "new" land stimulated the first of several south Florida land booms. Railroads constructed by entrepreneurs like Henry B. Plant and Henry M. Flagler made the region more accessible and attractive to tourists
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Everglades National Park
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Florida's Everglades National Park is the only subtropical preserve in North America. The park is known for bird life including herons, storks, and egrets. Backcountry boating is the way to see it all.