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Photo, Print, Drawing Myakka River State Park , 13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, Sarasota County, FL

[ Data Pages from Survey HALS FL-16  ]

About this Item

Title

  • Myakka River State Park , 13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, Sarasota County, FL

Names

  • Historic American Landscapes Survey, creator
  • Edwards, Arthur B.
  • Florida Board of Forestry
  • Florida Park Services
  • Schaeffer, Charles H.
  • Hill, Emmett
  • Coldwell, Walter A.
  • French, Prentiss
  • Cook, William
  • Lawson, A. D.
  • Chapman, J. Fred
  • Porter, Earl
  • Stevens, Christopher M., transmitter
  • Driapsa, David J., historian
  • McPartland, Mary, transmitter

Created / Published

  • Documentation compiled after 2000

Headings

  • -  log cabins
  • -  shelters
  • -  picnic grounds
  • -  pavilions
  • -  campgrounds
  • -  New Deal
  • -  Civilian Conservation Corps
  • -  public works
  • -  state parks & reserves
  • -  rivers
  • -  trails & paths
  • -  recreation
  • -  African Americans
  • -  Florida--Sarasota County--Sarasota

Latitude / Longitude

  • 27.240277,-82.315434

Notes

  • -  2014 Entry HALS Challenge: Documenting the Landscapes of the New Deal, Honorable Mention recipient.
  • -  Significance: Myakka River State Park is significant in the early twentieth-century history of Florida as one of the nine state park units created through state planning for natural resource conservation, recreation, and tourism during the New Deal era. The Florida State Park System had its beginning in 1934 as a result of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program to relieve the economic distress of unemployed American youth during the Great Depression. The large outlay of federal assistance made in Florida during the New Deal era to preserve scenic, historic, and scientific resources of the State includes nine units of the state park system. In 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was the first New Deal agency to begin operations in Florida. Between 1933 and 1942 the CCC assisted the state in constructing Florida Caverns State Park, Fort Clinch State Park, Gold Head Branch State Park, Highlands Hammock State Park, Hillsborough River State Park, Myakka River State Park, O’Leno State Park, and Torreya State Park, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) assisted in constructing Ravine Gardens State Park. The assemblage of buildings, structures, objects, and cultural landscapes of the nine parks together exemplifies the New Deal era National Park Service inspired Rustic Style of master planned public recreational landscape. This New Deal era cultural landscape of Myakka River State Park is at risk of being lost, threatened by the gradual diminishment of historic integrity, as are all nine New Deal era cultural landscapes in the Florida State Parks System. The reason is cultural landscapes are scarcely understood, Cultural Landscape Reports are lacking, maintenance is severely underfunded, and a shortage of technical staff is imperiling historic New Deal era cultural landscapes in Florida.
  • -  Survey number: HALS FL-16
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1934-1941 Initial Construction

Medium

  • Data Page(s): 13

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HALS FL-16

Source Collection

  • Historic American Landscapes Survey (Library of Congress)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Control Number

  • fl0800

Rights Advisory

Online Format

  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, Creator, Arthur B Edwards, Florida Board Of Forestry, Florida Park Services, Charles H Schaeffer, Emmett Hill, Walter A Coldwell, et al. Myakka River State Park , 8 State Road 72, Sarasota, Sarasota County, FL. Sarasota Florida Sarasota County, 2000. translateds by Stevens, Christopher M.Mitter, and Mcpartland, Marymitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/fl0800/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, C., Edwards, A. B., Florida Board Of Forestry, Florida Park Services, Schaeffer, C. H., Hill, E. [...] Driapsa, D. J. (2000) Myakka River State Park , 8 State Road 72, Sarasota, Sarasota County, FL. Sarasota Florida Sarasota County, 2000. Stevens, C. M. M. & McPartland, M., transs Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/fl0800/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, Creator, et al. Myakka River State Park , 8 State Road 72, Sarasota, Sarasota County, FL. trans by Stevens, Christopher M.Mitter, and Mcpartland, Marymitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/fl0800/>.