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A Watery Wilderness

  • Aired: 05/30/2008
  • 26:44
  • Rating: NR
A maze of mangrove islands meanders from Marco Island to Florida Bay, an ever-changing tangle of trees and shallows that inspired a larger-than-life name -- the Ten Thousand Islands. In this watery wilderness, hardy pioneers scratched out a living on high heaps of shells left by the Calusa Indians. In 1947, most of Florida's final frontier became part of the new Everglades National Park.
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