Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Florida History Facts: Three factors in growth of 1950s South Florida

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By Jane Feehan

Broward County, established in 1915, underwent a dynamic expansion, as did much of South Florida, in the 1950s. Three factors contributed to that expansion: air conditioning, mosquito control and the beginning of nonstop passenger airline flights from New York to Fort Lauderdale.

Broward population milestones in the 1950s:
Sun-Sentinel:  “The Fabulous '50s,” by Jane Feehan. Aug. 21, 2002.

Tags: Broward County in the 1950s, Fort Lauderdale in the 1950s, Florida in the 1950s, aerial view of Fort Lauderdale

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