Okeechobee Pump Stations c1959

This is another “non-tourism” booklet, but it’s a valuable window into what it took to make south Florida development possible. Regardless of how people feel about the massive changes that the government made to Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades in the 20th century, it was those changes, including many canals and the pump stations, that allowed the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-West Palm Beach megalopolis to thrive and therefore become major tourism areas for Florida and the US.

The 19 page booklet discusses the history of the canals (ignoring any possible negatives, of course) with the stated main goals of providing drinking water and flood control. It is undated, but appears to be from around 1959.