Saturday, April 13, 2013

Brown's Landing

Welcome to Everglades Week here at OPOD. We will spend the week looking around the swampland of Florida. I will admit that I have been to Florida quite a few times, but have never gotten back into the swamps. Hopefully we have some readers that can share some insight on the ins and outs of life in the everglades. Today's picture was taken on Rice Creek, near Brown's Landing. The picture was taken about 1890. 


  1. What a remarkable photograph. I felt transfixed by it. I'd like to send you some photographs when they are occasionally relevant. How do I do that?

  2. Lovely old photo. You can just imagine the humidity of the air.
    -Anne K.

  3. I love the Everglades. My son lives in Ft Lauderdale and when we visit him, we always go to the swamp.

    What amazed me was not all of the Everglade is swamp. Large parts of it is saw grass prairie.

  4. We try to make it down to the Everglades once or twice a is a magical place. Best to go in the winter as you can imagine. Down at the very southern end you will find the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles co-exist...

  5. Rice Creek is no longer used for anything. The pulp mill put an end to that. However, the area around it is still very like the photograph. I live on the other side of St. Johns River which Rice Creek empties into. Love the photos. Brown's Landing is still there by the way.


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