Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale

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Taking its name from a fortification established more than 160 years ago during the Second Seminole War, Fort Lauderdale boasts a history stretching back 5, 000 years before the first white settlers arrived in the eighteenth century. From beautiful tales of the qmysteriousq New River that helped launch the community to more recent stories of rum running and gambling, segregation and integration, and boom and bust, the history of this Florida city is told here through the everyday lives of those who lived it.The Venice of America Susan Gillis. American ... Business was booming at the insurance office with all the locals making claims on their flooded properties. Inoculations were ... Thus the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District was born, known today as the South Florida Water Management District. Flooding onanbsp;...

Title:Fort Lauderdale
Author:Susan Gillis
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2004-12-01


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