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Title

Central Pinellas a Century Ago : Lowering Lakes to Raise Agriculture

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1995

Date Issued

1995-01-01

Date Available

1995-01-01

Abstract

This article describes the draining of Lake Largo and various other freshwater bodies for the purpose of creating new lands for agriculture and truck farming. Efforts to reclaim many of these areas took place nearly a century ago, in 1915. The creation of Cross Bayou assisted in the drainage process.

Comments

Published in the spring 2015 issue of "Bay Soundings." An abstract of the article appears in this record.

Publisher

Bay Soundings

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