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Voices from Florida- Steve Noll: Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida’s Future
Join us online for a special series about Florida’s culture, literature, and community-building featuring items from the MDPLS Special Collections and Archives. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. Ages 10 yrs. + Historian Steve Noll will share with us the long and convoluted history of an effort to cross the Florida peninsula by cutting a waterway from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico, starting with the Ocklawaha River in the 19th century and the first attempted ship canal in the 1930s. This program is a partnership between the Florida Humanities and the Miami-Dade Public Library System.
Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
Date/time: October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Presented By:Steve Noll, Historian