lily pads in big Cypress National Preserve

The History of Everglades City

Ten years ago, I visited the Everglades National Park for a day.  I really enjoyed it and wished to return.  Finally I did, only this time I explored the area near Everglades City and learned it has a very storied past.  I left with a wealth of historical knowledge.

The everglades region encompasses 4,300 square miles in Southern Florida.  The Everglades National Park protects the Southernmost 20% of the Florida Everglades while the Big Cypress National Preserve covers approximately 1,100 square miles.