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Record Group Number: 000161
Series/Collection Number: .S 2343
Title, Dates: Everglades Drainage District Plan technical drawings, ca. 1915-1925.
Amount: 1 v.
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Organization/Arrangement: Numerically by page number, then by title.
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Biographical/Historical:   Initially, the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund coordinated proposed activities related to the Everlades. Laws of Florida 1905 Chapter 5377 created the Board of Drainage Commissioners. Laws of Florida 1913 Chapter 6456 created the Everglades Drainage District. This law defines the District's board, boundaries, main functions, and the taxes levied to fund it. For future Drainage District updates, see Laws of Florida 1931, Chapter 14717 and Laws of Florida 1941, Chapter 20658.

Summary:   This series includes 178 pages of technical drawings from the Office of the Chief Drainage Engineer for Everglades Drainage District project plans. Originally part of a large volume, all blueprints have been removed from their binding. The drawings document drainage canal projects on the Caloosahatchee River, Lake Largo, Miami River, West Palm Beach Spillway, as well as other locations across South Florida. A copy of an index to the book, originally taped on the inside of the volume's front page, is included. The index lists the titles of all drainage district plan drawings.

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Ownership/Custodial History: The provenance of these items is unknown. The items were found on a table in the fifth floor stack area in July/August 2017. No information on the provenance or original location of these items has been found.
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Subject Access Fields: Canals Florida
Drainage Florida.
Environmental management Florida.
Land settlement Florida
Technical drawings. aat
Blueprints. aat
Tallahassee (Fla.)
Caloosahatchee River (Fla.)
Lake Okeechobee (Fla.)
Tamiami Trail (Fla.)
Hillsborough County (Fla.)
West Palm Beach (Fla.)
Miami (Fla.)
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