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Florida Water Stories: Ditch of Dreams, The Cross Florida Barge Canal

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Winter Haven Public Library

325 Avenue A NW

Winter Haven, FL 33881

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The fourth event in the Winter Haven Public Library's 2017-18 Lecture Series:

Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida's Future presented by Dr. Steve Noll

Based on the award-winning book by the same title, this presentation examines the long and convoluted history of the attmept to cross the Florida peninsula by cutting a waterway from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico. If focuses on teh environmental movement organized by Marjorie Harris Carr, which eventually stopped the canal before it was completed. Books will be available for purchase at the event for $20 cash or check.

Dr. Steve Noll is an author, master lecturer at the University of Florida, and a Florida Humanities Council speaker.

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