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Lake Okeechobee Historical Photos

The Clemens Construction Co. adds to the intricate system of canals and dikes that make up the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers flood controls. In 1947, the federal government declared the Everglades a national park; a year later, the government directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin extension of the Herbert Hoover Dike and widening of the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee canals.

The Clemens Construction Co. adds to the intricate system of canals and dikes that make up the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers flood controls. In 1947, the federal government declared the Everglades a national park; a year later, the government directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin extension of the Herbert Hoover Dike and widening of the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee canals.

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  • A woman in the late 1940s hangs onto a sign showing the route to America's Sweetest Town. Just south of Lake Okeechobee, Clewiston earned its place on the map through the sugar industry.
  • The Clemens Construction Co. adds to the intricate system of canals and dikes that make up the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers flood controls. In 1947, the federal government declared the Everglades a national park; a year later, the government directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin extension of the Herbert Hoover Dike and widening of the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee canals.
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A photo from the 1928 hurricane shows some of the devastation left in the wake of the storm, which killed thousands. Out of that disaster was born the Okeechobee Flood Control Distric and the first section of the Herbert Hoover Dike.

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