The Swamp Peddlers: How Florida Was Built and Sold

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In 1900, Florida was a swampy, hot, mosquito ridden stretch of land with a population around the size of Baltimore…but after WWII, things began to change. Jason Vuic, author of The Swamp Peddlers, tells the story of how cheap land, a government that shamelessly self-promoted itself, and innovative entrepreneurs, turned Florida’s backwaters into bustling communities filled with retirees, former soldiers, and Northerners.

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