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Record Group Number: 000500
Series/Collection Number: .S 1968
Creator: Florida. Dept. of Natural Resources.
Title, Dates: Cross Florida Barge Canal field survey books, 1935-1978.
Amount: 14.0 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Numeric by either volume number or alpha-numeric volume number.  There is a coding system for the different types of surveys:  AB - auger boring,  BR - bench run,  CD - core drilling,  D - description,  PC - point of curve,  PT - point of tangency,  S - X-section,  SP - section profile,  and  V - vertical.
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Biographical/Historical:     In 1933 the Canal Authority of the State of Florida was created to construct a sea-level ship canal across Florida.  Initial construction began but was suspended when Federal funds were depleted.  During World War II plans were developed to construct a Cross Florida Barge Canal; however Congress did not fund the project.  In the early 1960s, funds were appropriated and construction began.  The planned canal would connect the Gulf of Mexico to the Saint Johns River and would pass through Citrus, Levy, Marion and Putnam Counties.  The entrance on the Gulf of Mexico site would be at Yankeetown and the canal would pass through the Oklawaha and Withlacoochee River Valleys eventually connecting to the Saint Johns River.
    In 1970 various environmental groups organized opposition to the canal project.  President Nixon in 1971 signed an executive order halting the construction of the canal.  In 1991 the Cross Florida Barge Canal project was officially deauthorized.  The canal lands became the Cross Florida Greenway State Recreation Area.  In 1998 the Greenway was officially renamed the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, in honor of ecologist Marjorie Harris Carr, who helped to lead the opposition to the canal project.
Summary:     This series of Cross Florida Barge Canal field survey books reflect a variety of different survey methods including auger boring (AB), bench run (BR), core drilling (CD), description (D), horizontal (H), point of curve (PC), point of tangency (PT), x-section (S), section profile (SP), and vertical (V).  The land surveyed included areas of Citrus, Levy, Marion, and Putnam Counties.  Several of the field survey books are specifically titled Rodman Pool and Palatka.  Generally the inside pages of the field books list the name of the project and location.
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Subject Access Fields: Florida. Dept. of Natural Resources.
Canal Authority of the State of Florida.
Surveying Public lands
Surveyors Florida
Canals Florida
Water resources development Florida
Field notes. aat
Land surveys. aat
Surveys. aat
Cross Florida Barge Canal (Fla.)
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