Fort Lauderdale: The Venice of America

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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 "mysterious" 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.
ISBN: 9780738524719
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Making of America
Images: 200
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Author and historian Susan Gillis is former curator of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. Her fresh insights into Fort Lauderdale's past—based on oral histories, archival material, and original research—are complemented by vintage illustrations from the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society and the Broward County Historical Commission.
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