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Record Group Number: 000560
Series/Collection Number: .S 1727
Creator: Canal Authority of the State of Florida.
Title, Dates: Cross Florida Barge Canal administrative files, 1935-1991.
Amount: 11.00 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Arranged by topic or record type.
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Biographical/Historical: *IN PROCESS*
Summary: *IN PROCESS*This collection contains records from the Canal Authority of the State of Florida primarily documenting the history of the Cross Florida Barge Canal from its beginning to the decision to halt its construction.  Included are court cases, newspaper clippings, Canal Authority Board minutes, correspondence, audits, Canal Authority administrative files, biographies of board members, and U.S. Corps of Engineer materials.
    Of particular interest are the newspaper clipping files which cover three decades.  Initially the newspaper clippings support the building of the canal, but as environmental concerns developed in Florida, the clippings increasingly reflect the opposition that many Floridians felt toward the negative impact the canal would cause to the environment.  After the canal project was halted, public concern shifted toward converting the former canal right-of-way into a cross Florida Greenbelt park system, and restoring parts of the Oklawaha River back to its original natural condition.
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Subject Access Fields: Cross Florida Canal Authority
Canals Florida
Court records.
Clippings. aat
Minutes. aat
Cross Florida Barge Canal (Fla.)
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