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Bill Relating to Everglades Drainage District, 1925?

 File — Box: 32

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

Chronologically these papers include records from the end of Graham's legislative career and gubernatorial campaign until his death. They include records, primarily clippings, but also speeches and correspondence from his Dade County Commission race in 1948, correspondence and other records relating to the management of the dairy and a group of documents relating to drainage and water control. The dairy papers include documents assessing its value, probably compiled to settle Graham's estate following his death in 1957. The drainage and other water files transcend the time period and span the whole period of Graham's life in Florida. Water control is a central theme of Graham's papers. Flooding was a major concern of the Pennsuco sugar operation, perhaps leading to its demise. It occurs as a topic in the legislative records, and was a major concern to Graham, as a property owner, after he left the legislature. His Dade County Commission race was based largely on water control issue, and Graham was involved in litigation against the Everglades Drainage District.


  • Creation: 1925?



The collection is open for research.


From the Series: 3 boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America