The Everglades: River of Grass - Chapter XIV Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XIV Summary and Analysis

After World War I, people decided to grow sugar cane in Florida. They thought they could replace the chemicals that were missing from the land. When the fields were flooded by the rains, they built a dike and tried planting the cane again.

In 1915, Carl Fisher laid out the plans for Miami Beach and built hotels. There were many bathers and casinos. Rum running was popular during the Prohibition era. The crime in the Everglades increased due to hijacking. Corruption spread into the politics of Miami.

The area south of Okeechobee was successfully growing fruits. Tourism was an important industry for the cities. George Merrick designed the plans for the city to be called Coral Gables. The lots began to sell quickly there and in Miami. The real estate boom spread throughout southeastern Florida. There was a massive inflow...

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