Posts by: Jack Ferguson

At Big Cypress, in the heart of southwest Florida, more than half a million acres hold a primitive world. Huge cypresses, some cen­turies old, shelter quiet waters where alli­gators glide by like shadows. Still a home of the Seminole Indians, it is the place that has firmly planted in the American mind the image of south Florida—and is currently the key to the salvation of the Everglades. “I used to swim in this place,” he said, “and it was the nicest, clearest water you ever saw.” We leaned against a magnificent cy­press that Joe estimated… Read Article →

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