|Birth: ||Apr. 7, 1890|
|Death: ||May 14, 1998|
Author, Reporter, Feminist, Environmentalist. Nicknamed the Mother of the Everglades. Moved to Miami in 1915 and worked for her father at the Miami News Record (which would later become the Miami Herald). While a journalist, she was an active leader in the Florida suffrage movement. In 1947 (the year Everglades National Park was established), The Everglades: River of Grass was published which focused the first attention on the importance of preserving the Everglades. Her autobiography, Voice of the River, is among a number of other books she wrote. In addition to being credited with saving the Everglades as a national resource, she also helped establish the Biscayne National Park. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1993 at the age of 103. Posthumously installed into the National Women's Hall of Fame on October 7, 2000.
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in the Everglades
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Record added: May 23, 2005
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