The Everglades: River of Grass - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15 Summary and Analysis

Miami and nearby areas prospered in the years following the depression. Miami Beach was the first to recover with a myriad of new hotels. The University of Miami was established by Bowman F. Ashe who became its president. The University began in a hotel and grew. Beaches, parks, tropical gardens and other places were developed. Port Everglades became a good, increasingly important port. All of the cities grew, but they grew too quickly for improvements and infrastructure development to keep up with the growth. Vegetable growing prospered and highways, canals and railroads now connected the cities. The residents prospered with much of the work being performed by migrant whites. The migrant workers followed the crop seasons. This ended with World War II.

Black workers then replaced the white migrant workers. Cattle country developed west of Clewiston. When the cattle became infested...

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