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Shark Valley in the Everglades

Shark Valley is a geological depression at the head of the Shark River Slough and is located in western Miami-Dade County and is part of Everglades National Park. It empties into the Shark River in Ten Thousand Islands in Monroe County and has a sawgrass...

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The Growth of the Urban Areas

With the newly reclaimed Everglades land and the construction of the canals, the land was being promoted throughout the United States. In 1912, soon land developers had sold 20,000 lots in just a few months. Farmers were being promised through...

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Seminoles the final tribe

In the 1740s following the demise of the Calusa and Tequesta, in southern Florida, the Native Americans were referred to as “Spanish Indians” due to friendlier relations with Spain. When the Creek invaded the Florida peninsula. They conquered and...

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Geology and Hydrology of the Everglades

Geology Together with a warm, wet, subtropical climate, the geology of South Florida provides well-suited conditions for the Everglades large marshland and ecosystem. The water-bearing rock and soil are due to the layers of porous and permeable limestone that affect...

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