Progressive Activism’s Growth in Florida via Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida’s Future

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Book Review of Ditch of Dreams

Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida’s Future (Florida History and Culture) is one of many Florida related books that have peaked my curiosity when I’ve seen them on Amazon. This book written by David Tegeder and Steven Noll is one of the best.

The Cross Florida Barge Canal along with the effort to build an Everglades Jetport (the fight over which was discussed in great detail in Michael Grunwald’s epic The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise )   in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s were not only Florida’s environmental awakening, but the dual events that really created the infrastructure for serious activism among progressives and those who cared about the welfare of this state and its land.

Ditch of Dreams also gives a great historical look at the Ocklawaha River a waterway destroyed…

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About Susan Chandler

Now-disabled interior/exterior designer dragged into battling conviction corruption from its periphery in a third personal battle with civil public corruption.
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