Thursday, August 11, 2011

Florida History: 1919 Fort Lauderdale, the fisherman's paradise


Three Hours Catch. Fort Lauderdale is Indeed The Fisherman's Paradise

This photo made front page of the weekly Fort Lauderdale Herald, Feb. 14, 1919. Movers and shakers and journalists of the time never let an opportunity pass for promoting their new city (incorporated in 1911). Other news printed on the same page: bids going out for carrying mail to the Glades, an experiment station deemed necessary for the Glades, delegates appointed to the League of Nations, and a Lauderdale lot up as anglers' prize. 

The fish above ... barracuda, wahoo or ...?

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