James D. Snyder's Black Gold and Silver Sands: A Pictorial History of PDF

By James D. Snyder

ISBN-10: 0967520053

ISBN-13: 9780967520056

Flood. Frost. Drought. Depression….

….None of them was once a fit for the dogged choice of pioneer farmers to rework tracts of sand, observed grass swamp and muck land into the agribusiness infrastructure that underpins Palm seashore County, Florida today.

Black Gold and Silver Sands, with 247 images from museums and kinfolk collections, tells the dramatic heritage of Palm seashore County farming from the times of the hardy pioneers who grew pumpkins and pineapples at the beaches of Lake worthy. during this good-looking espresso desk publication, you’ll learn diaries, letters and private interviews that describe:

•How the 1st farmers persisted sunlight, spoilage, fickle waterways and lumbering steamboats of their fight to convey plants to northern markets.

•The first makes an attempt to farm the black gold (muck) round Lake Okeechobee while its merely different population have been hunters, “cow catchers” and catfishers.

•The hurricanes of 1926 and 1928: how they swallowed up complete islands in Lake O and the way they spurred motion to create what might turn into one of many world’s most complicated platforms of canals, locks, dams and ditches.

•How the 1st mechanized farming helped feed a hungry Europe in the course of international battle II, and why Palm seashore County quickly got here to guide the country in different key crops.

•How difficult operating households in Palm seashore County reworked their farms into agribusinesses that now support feed the state within the Age of Wal-Mart.

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