Ancient Spanish Monastery North Miami Beach, The turn of the 20th century launched Miami and its school system into decades of growth by 1924 the county lines had shifted with the creation of Broward Palm Beach Lee and Hendry counties Despite losing jurisdiction over many of its schools in just twenty years the school system still boasted 33 separate schools and a student population of nearly 5,000, 6.2 To/from Tri-Rail/Amtrak Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. . . Biltmore Hotel, Miami-Fort Lauderdale is the 12th largest radio market and the 16th-largest television market in the U.S television stations serving the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area include WAMI-TV (UniMas) WBFS-TV (MyNetworkTV) WSFL-TV (The CW) WFOR-TV (CBS) WHFT-TV (TBN) WLTV (Univision) WPLG (ABC) WPXM (ION) WSCV (Telemundo) WSVN (FOX) WTVJ (NBC) WLRN-TV (PBS) and WPBT (also PBS) the latter television station being the only channel to serve the entire metropolitan area, Main article: Transportation in South Florida A turning point came for development in the Everglades at the proposal in the late 1960s for an expanded airport after Miami International Airport outgrew its capacities the new jetport was planned to be larger than O'Hare Dulles JFK and LAX airports combined, and the chosen location was 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Everglades National Park the first sentence of the U.S Department of Interior study of the environmental impact of the jetport read "Development of the proposed jetport and its attendant facilities . will inexorably destroy the south Florida ecosystem and thus the Everglades National Park" When studies indicated the proposed jetport would create 4,000,000 US gallons (15,000,000 L) of raw sewage a day and 10,000 short tons (9,100 t) of jet engine pollutants a year the project met staunch opposition the New York Times called it a "blueprint for disaster" and Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson wrote to President Richard Nixon voicing his opposition: "It is a test of whether or not we are really committed in this country to protecting our environment." Governor Claude Kirk withdrew his support for the project and Marjory Stoneman Douglas was persuaded at 79 years old to go on tour to give hundreds of speeches against it Nixon instead established Big Cypress National Preserve announcing it in the Special Message to the Congress Outlining the 1972 Environmental Program.
The newspaper averages 88 pages daily and 212 pages on Sundays.[needs update], Spain regained both East and West Florida after Britain's defeat in the American Revolution and the subsequent Treaty of Versailles in 1783 and continued the provincial divisions until 1821, As rain continued to fall the slightly acidic rainwater dissolved the limestone as limestone wore away the groundwater came into contact with the land surface and created a massive wetland ecosystem Although the region appears flat weathering of the limestone created slight valleys and plateaus in some areas These plateaus rise and fall only a few inches but on the subtle South Florida topography these small variations affect both the flow of water and the types of vegetation that can take hold. Human habitation in the southern portion of the Florida peninsula dates to 15,000 years ago Before European colonization the region was dominated by the native Calusa and Tequesta tribes With Spanish colonization both tribes declined gradually during the following two centuries the Seminole formed from mostly Creek people who had been warring to the North assimilated other peoples and created a new culture after being forced from northern Florida into the Everglades during the Seminole Wars of the early 19th century After adapting to the region they were able to resist removal by the United States Army, The most common languages spoken in Florida as a first language in 2010 are:, The Royal Caribbean International headquarters at the Port of Miami.