16.- Fort Lauderdale, Napoleon Broward


Since we are talking about history, this guy (Napoleon Broward) is the reason why Fort Lauderdale County. The city of Fort Lauderdale is located in Broward County because Mr. B. was an important guy in the early part of the 20th Century. He obtained money to drain the Everglades in west Fort Lauderdale (which reduced the mosquitoes and opened the land for development) and he was a Governor of the state. A bronze plaque is in the ground north of the Main Library (at 100 South Andrews Blvd.) Can you find it? It is near the Rainbow Sculpture that shows a rainbow whenever the sun shines. So Mr. Broward lives in our memories when we walk past his bronze plaque.

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