Marjory Stoneman Douglas is most famous for being a champion of the Florida Everglades and her 1947 book, The Everglades: River of Grass. The University of Miami Libraries holds Douglas' papers in their Special Collections, and a portion of the papers are highlighted in this digital exhibit on the University website. Those visitors unfamiliar with Douglas' environmental and humanitarian activism should definitely check out the "timeline" link at the top of any page. The timeline is divided up into three columns: Douglas' life events; "Miami and Florida Events"; and "International and National Events". Each event can be clicked on for a brief explanation. The "Maps" link features three maps, one of which shows the 1946 boundaries of the Everglades National Wildlife Refuge. Another map is of the vegetation of South Florida, along with a colorful key that shows the variety of vegetation in the area. The last map is of Coconut Grove, where Douglas lived for 72 years, and where she died. Interestingly, the map is of 1896 Coconut Grove, and shows the boundaries of homesteads, and the legend includes the family names of residences on the map.


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