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Third Thursday Lecture — The Other Side of “Progress:” The Tamiami Trail’s Dark Legacy
April 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Although the construction of a highway across the Everglades in the mid-1920s is still celebrated as a miracle of modern engineering, the devastating effects this edifice would have on both the ecosystems of the Everglades and the culture of the region’s indigenous people is often overlooked. This day-before-Earth-Day presentation will explore the unfortunate effects of the road’s creation as well as the long history of schemes to drain the Everglades and recent efforts to reverse the damage done.
This is an in-person lecture. If you cannot join us in the Museum of the Everglades Lecture Hall, you may click the link below to sign up for the webinar.