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How the New Deal Built Florida TourismThe Civilian Conservation Corps and State Parks$
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David J. Nelson

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780813056319

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813056319.001.0001

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The Mother Who Birthed the Florida Park Service

The Mother Who Birthed the Florida Park Service

(p.54) 4 The Mother Who Birthed the Florida Park Service
How the New Deal Built Florida Tourism

David J. Nelson

University Press of Florida

As the most powerful woman in pre–World War II Florida, May Mann Jennings was instrumental in the development of the Florida Park Service and its predecessor, Florida Forestry Service, as well as bringing the Civilian Conservation Service into the state for park work.

Keywords:   Florida Park Service, Florida Forestry Service, May Mann Jennings, Civilian Conservation Service

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