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On This Day: Everglades National Park Established

Posted by: Jennifer González

Eighty-five years ago today, on May 30, 1934, Congress established Everglades National Park. The park is one of the most unique national parks in the country. It is 1.5 million acres of what is commonly referred to as “swampland,” but actually contains at least eight different ecosystems, including freshwater sloughs, marl prairies, hardwood hammocks, pinelands, …