The photographs in this collection are selected from
the files of John Newhouse and from the May Mann Jennings Collection. Newhouse, an early pioneer of South
Florida (settling in Okeelanta in 1914) is best known for his frequently cited "Pioneering in the Everglades." The
photos in his papers depict cultivation around Okeechobee and the Hillsborough Canal. May Mann Jennings, wife of Governor William S. Jennings and
president of the Florida Federation of Women's Clubs, ranks among Florida's leading twentieth century woman activists.
She was instrumental in preserving Royal Palm Hammock on Paradise Key (12 miles south of Homestead in Dade County).
Royal Palm State Park became the inspiration for the creation of Everglades National Park. Photos show examples
of frost-protection and flooding (Newhouse) and the land-clearing and trail blazing for Royal Palm (Mann).
If you are interested in the Everglades, visit Florida International University's
Everglades Information Network
for a wide array of online resources and images.
If you are interested in the Everglades, visit Florida International University's Everglades Information Network for a wide array of online resources and images.
Image Scans and Design by Rikesh Thakrar
Text by James Cusick
Fire in the glades
Dusting at Shawano Smudgepots
Flood at Geerworth
Old Roberts house Davie Farm
Panoramic: Royal Palm State Park
Mangroves The Everglades
Glades along Tamiami Trail
Royal Palms Royal Palms
Ingraham Highway View
View Landclearing at Royal Palm
Making the Lily Pond
Workers on site Cutting a trail
Rocking the trail
Fountain at Deer Park
Team of workers More work on the Lily Pond
Laying rock on a trail
Building a garage The Camp
Observation deck Kiosk