Fort Lauderdale, FL (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing))
Publish Date: 1999-10-11
Author: Susan Gillis;Daniel Hobby
Taking its name from a fortification established more than 160 years ago during the Second Seminole War, Fort Lauderdale boasts a history stretching back 5,000 years before the first white settlers arrived in the eighteenth century. From beautiful tales of the mysterious New River that helped launch the community to more recent stories of rum running and gambling, segregation and integration, and boom and bust, the history of this Florida city is told here through the everyday lives of those who lived it.