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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.


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.


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


Philadelphia, P.A.


Wm. F. Murphy's Sons


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



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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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