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Third Thursday Lecture — Welcome to Paradise
January 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Welcome to Paradise – Barron Collier’s Vision of Everglades City as an International Destination: What inspired a New York City advertising mogul to build a city – complete with neo-classical buildings, grand boulevards, and a European-style roundabout – in the middle of the Florida wilderness? What did he hope to achieve? The influence of Collier’s overseas travel and his involvement in the creation of a world police force will also be discussed, shedding new light on his dream of building a model city in the swamp.