UFDC - Everglades Digital Library Oral Histories

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Estus Whitfield
Stuart P. Strahl
Nathaniel Reed
Michael Collins
Colonel Terry Rice
Ernie Barnett
Malcolm S. "Bubba" Wade, Jr.
Thomas MacVicar
Michael Davis
Stuart Appelbaum
Walter A. "Tony" Rosenbaum
John C. Jones
John Ogden
EVG-017 Bill Leary 5-16-2002
Richard Allen Pettigrew
Donald Carson
George Frampton
George Wedgworth
Nathaniel Reed [EVG 2]
Public interest in "River of Grass"
Army Corps and Water Management
Florida Panther's failed tracking methods
Joe Browder and Jetport Controversy
Taylor Creek
Natural cycles
Damage on South Florida wildlife
Dirigible over the Everglades
Importance of Water
"Rivers of America"
Ernest F. Coe
Invasive species
Love of the Everglades
New life in Florida
Against Florida Panther Telemetry Program
Role of "Friends of the Everglades"
Power of One and Quaker Philosophy
Threat of the Melaleuca to South Florida
First interest in environmental protection and inspiration
Working as Marjory Stoneman Douglas' personal secretary
Uniqueness and fragility of the Everglades
Proving that the Everglades is actually a river and not a swamp
1971 Water Management Conference
Geological make-up of Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Everglades Basin
Growing vegetables in the Third World and refugee problem
John DeGrove Introduction
Overabundance of studies by Corps of Engineers
After Lecture Chat between John DeGrove and MSD
Questions from the audience for MSD
Governor Bloxham's attempt to clear out peaty muck in Everglades
Damages caused by the Army Corps of Engineers and Big Sugar
Threats to the Big Cypress: Oil and Jetport
Source of water, rain and desertification of the Everglades
Pollution caused by growing sugar in Florida
Dangers of Melaleuca, and Closing Statements
Youngness of Florida and its swift development
Pollution in Conservation Areas from cattle raising
"Squatters" in East Florida
Fish and Game Commissions' involvement with Florida Panther
Wet and dry cycles, and cycles/change in general
Sources of Everglades pollution
Marjory recounts her 1932 trip to the Everglades
Marjory briefly discusses sheetflow
Marjory speaks about early memories in Florida and natives in the Everglades
Improvements with the Water Management District
A brief overview of thousands of years of Everglades history
Sugar industry back-pumping into the Everglades
Early pioneering efforts to establish the Everglades National Park
Derivation of South Florida's drinking water
Marjory talks about where the Everglades begins and its various tributaries and flows
Major drainage periods and conservation efforts that have failed
Complete area of South Florida that Ernest Coe wanted to be a National Park
First Everglades drainage attempt and growing sugar in Florida
Threats of exotics in Florida
Value that Floridians place on the environment, and how recreation plays a part in public interest
Speech by Marjorie Carr about responsible industry and protecting the Keys
Speech by Marjory Stoneman Douglas about use of water in South Florida
Local government and the Water Management District
Introduction with a speech by Alice Wainwright read by Carston Rist
Basic simplicity of environmental problems
Marjory Stoneman Douglas talks about how water supply will eventually control population growth in the Keys
Marjories give final thoughts about the importance of tenaciousness as well as patience to help save Florida's environment
Elected officials, James Watt and Reaganism
Speech by Dr. Shirley Taylor about the future development of the Keys
Differences between new and old residents
Closed minds and apathy amongst the public
Teaching at a girls' camp in Maine
Touring the Everglades in a houseboat with National Park VIPs
Poachers destroy a rookery during a houseboat tour
First experiences in Florida and WWI
Interest in animals
Anti-Slavery/Abolitionists in Marjory Stoneman Douglas' family
Coconut Grove's early social scene
Elizabeth Virrick's work in Coconut Grove's black community
Ku Klux Klan in Miami
Dancing and swimming on Miami Beach
Growth in the FDE and the Cross Florida Barge canal
More environmental awareness than in previous decades
True Meaning of "Endangered" in relation to the Florida Panther
Florida Defenders of the Environment
Continuing battle to protect Florida's Environment
Working with the FDE
Spirit of Boosterism
Inflow of people to South Florida since the 1920's
Coral Gables work for George Merrick
Limited water and difficulties of raising vegetables in Florida
Women's suffrage
Reducing population growth by one half
Welfare and foreign countries