Monday, November 23, 2009

How The Environment Changes the Florida Experience

The environment plays a large role in the Florida experience. Florida was always thought of as this mystical place. A heaven on earth if one would say. There has always been this kind of paradise associated with Florida. However when the first explorers landed on Florida they experienced a much different environment. The European settlers where not used to the hot and humid months of Florida. Many settlers fell victim to diseases brought on by the heat. Aside from the difficult climate the terrain proposed a problem. The land was full of wetlands. The wetlands were difficult to settle on and was home to many insects that also helped spread disease. The land was full of dangerous animals like the Florida alligator or panther. All of these factors made the environment not so much a paradise, but a difficult place to settle.

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