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Transparent Waters: The History and Significance of Florida’s Springs

Event Date:

March 11 @ 7:00 pm


Fort Myers Beach Public Library
2755 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931


Fort Myers Beach Public Library

Program Description:

Florida’s springs are not only unique in their size and number, they are also emblematic of a forgotten Florida, a mysterious frontier that once stirred the national imagination. Before Disney or even the growth of coastal resorts attracted visitors to Florida, travelers ventured in droves into the wild and enchanting Florida interior to visit the springs. This talk examines how springs were-and still are-symbolic representations of natural Florida, and how they continue to stand at the critical and fragile intersection with growth and development.



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