Wilderness on the Edge: The History of Everglades National Park
Robert W. Blythe, the author of Wilderness on the Edge: A History of Everglades National Park, has placed his just web-published book in the public domain and authorized the Town Hall Museum to upload the files to its website.
His history is based on extensive research in federal, state, and conservation organization archives; it contains a host of information not found elsewhere and is likely to remain the definitive history of the park for some time. The book runs to 640 pages and includes dozens of historic photos and about two dozen maps created just for this work. I have prepared a comprehensive index and the appendices include all the park’s legislation, visitation figures, a chronology and a glossary of names.