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Roads Through the Everglades: The Building of the Ingraham by Bruce D. Epperson

By Bruce D. Epperson

In 1915, the line method in south Florida had replaced little due to the fact earlier than the Civil battle. vacationing from Miami to toes. Myers intended dealing with Orlando, 250 miles north of Miami. inside of 15 years, 3 highways have been dredged and blasted in the course of the Everglades: Ingraham street from dwelling house, 25 miles south of Miami, to Flamingo at the tip of the peninsula; Tamiami path from Miami to Tampa; and Conners street from West Palm seashore to Okeechobee City.
In 1916, Florida’s highway fee spent $967. In 1928 it spent $6.8 million. Tamiami path, initially projected to price $500,000, finally required $11 million. those roads have been made attainable via the Nineteen Twenties Florida land growth, the appearance of gas and diesel-powered gear to interchange animal and steam-powered implements, and the production of a street investment approach in line with gasoline taxes. This e-book tells the tale of the finance and know-how of the 1st glossy highways within the South.

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