Everglades Explorations and Expeditions

Imagine traveling through the Everglades without Tamiami Trail, Alligator Alley, Ingraham Highway and US 27. Such adventures were not for day-trippers. These stories about expeditions into the Everglades come from HistoryMiami publications.

Across South Central Florida in 1882 [part 1]

Reprinted from the New Orleans Times Democrat.
Tequesta, no. x (1950)
The New Orleans Times-Democrat sponsored an expedition in 1883 that traveled from Lake Okeechobee to the head of Shark River. A. P. Williams led this search for land suitable to drain and develop for agriculture. His journal was published in the newspaper in seven installments between 1882 and 1883.

Across South Central Florida in 1882 [part 2]

reprinted from New Orleans Times Democrat.
Tequesta, no. xi (1951)

A Canoe Expedition into the Everglades in 1842

by George Henry Preble.
Tequesta, no. v (1945)
George Henry Preble's journal, written during the 1842 expedition led by Lieutenant John Rodgers across the Everglades, around Lake Okeechobee, and partially up the Kissimmee River and Fisheating Creek.

A Dash through the Everglades

by Alonzo Church.
Tequesta, no. ix (1949)
Alonzo Church's journal on the Everglades expedition led by James Ingraham in 1892. Includes an introduction by Watt P. Marchman.

The Ingraham Everglades Exploring Expedition, 1892

[by Wallace R. Moses,] edited by Watt P. Marchman.
Tequesta, no. vii (1947)
James Ingraham led an expedition through the Everglades, searching in vain for a route to extend Henry Plant's railroad to Flamingo. Expedition secretary Moses kept a journal, which is reprinted in this article.

Lost in the Everglades

by Earl DeHart.
Update, vol. 9, no. 2 (May 1982)
A two week trip turned into five weeks of torture for two 15-year-olds and an experienced woodsman in 1917.
To read the woodsman's geographical reports, search "King, John W." in Reclaiming the Everglades.

North to South through the Glades in 1883

the Account of the Second Expedition into the Florida Everglades by the New Orleans Times-Democrat [part 1]
edited by Mary K. Wintringham.
Tequesta, no. xxiii (1963)
The New Orleans newspaper, The Times-Democrat, sponsored two expeditions to the Everglades to investigate the feasibility of drainage. Major Archie P. Williams' journal of the second expedition, reproduced here, was published in the newspaper in six installments between 1883 and 1884.

North to South through the Everglades in 1883, Part II

edited by Mary K. Wintringham.
Tequesta, no. xxiv (1964)