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Includes a prospectus and an engineer's report describing efforts for the year 1884 and continuing plans to dredge canals and partially drain Lake Okeechobee and surrounding lands. Some of the other affected waters are Lake Flirt, Lake Hichpochee, the Kissimmee River, Lake East Tohopekaliga, Lake Tohopekaliga, Lake Hatchneha, Lake Cypress, Lake Kissimmee, the Caloosahatchie River, Tiger Creek, Lake Tiger, Lake Rosalie, and Lake Walk-in-the-Water. The purpose of this work was to reduce flooding, claim land for agriculture and open up channels of water transport.

Table of Contents

Lands for sale -- Prospectus -- Report of engineer and superintendent. Field work and reconnoissance -- Kissimmee Valley -- Construction -- Steamer "Rosalie" -- Drainage canals -- Operations of Dredge no. 1 -- Operations of Dredge no. 2 -- Steam tenders -- General summary -- Recommendations -- Land awards -- Assets -- Land awards -- Elevations of lakes, etc. -- Maps and profiles -- Territory of the drainage company -- Description of bottom land -- Natural surface -- Live stock -- Timber -- Products -- Climate, health, etc. -- Extract from message of W.D. Bloxham, to Senate and Assembly of State of Florida : presented January 5th, 1885 -- General Grant's opinion of Florida, after a visit over the state.

Notes

Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2003. (Florida heritage collection) Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet connectivity; Web browser software; Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files. Electronically digitized by the University of Central Florida from a book held in the Main Library at the University of Central Florida, Orlando.

Subject

Drainage -- Florida -- Okeechobee Dredging -- Florida Canals -- Florida Public lands -- Florida Reclamation of land -- Florida Okeechobee, Lake (Fla.) Kissimmee River (Fla.) Lake Okeechobee -- 3090201 Kissimmee -- 30901 Caloosahatchee -- 3090205 Economics and Society: Post-Civil War Florida, 1865-1913 -- Business, Agriculture, and Tourism, 1878-1897 Business Real property Agriculture

City

Philadelphia, P.A.

Publisher

Wm. F. Murphy's Sons

Extent

37 pages, 4 unnumbered folded leaves of plates : maps (some color) ; 24 cm.

Format

application/pdf

Digital Reproduction Specifications

Jpeg2000 images were derived from no less than 400 dpi tiff images

Identifier

55693580 (oclc), CF00001614 (IID), ucf:13066 (fedora)

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/

The Atlantic and Gulf Coast Canal and Okeechobee Land Company: chartered by special act of the Legislature of Florida, 1881 : capital, $10,000,000, one million shares, par value, $10.00.


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