. . ! . 6 References From the Glades peoples two major nations emerged in the area: the Calusa and the Tequesta the Calusa was the largest and most powerful nation in South Florida it controlled fifty villages located on Florida's west coast around Lake Okeechobee and on the Florida Keys Most Calusa villages were located at the mouths of rivers or on key islands the Calusa were hunter-gatherers who lived on small game fish turtles alligators shellfish and various plants Most of their tools were made of bone or teeth although sharpened reeds were also effective for hunting or war Calusa weapons consisted of bows and arrows atlatls and spears Canoes were used for transportation and South Florida tribes often canoed through the Everglades but rarely lived in them Canoe trips to Cuba were also common, 2.3 1950s to 1970s 1982 64.7% 1,739,553 35.3% 949,013, Northern Atlantic Miami and its suburbs are located on a broad plain between the Everglades to the west and Biscayne Bay to the east which extends from Lake Okeechobee southward to Florida Bay the elevation of the area never rises above 40 ft (12 m) and averages at around 6 ft (1.8 m) above sea level in most neighborhoods especially near the coast the highest points are found along the Miami Rock Ridge which lies under most of the eastern Miami metro the main portion of the city is on the shores of Biscayne Bay which contains several hundred natural and artificial barrier islands the largest of which contains Miami Beach and South Beach the Gulf Stream a warm ocean current runs northward just 15 miles (24 km) off the coast allowing the city's climate to stay warm and mild all year.
; 7 Florida Power and Light Co. 3,011 (Broward County) 1,623,018 1,748,066 1,951,260 +11.62% Aventura Mall Another major development for the PortMiami is the PortMiami Deep Dredge project that will allow Super Post Panamax Megaships to enter the United States after the completion of the Panama Canal expansion in 2014 the ports of Norfolk New York and Baltimore have deepened their ports to the required 50 feet With the correct funding the PortMiami estimates that it is capable of completing such a project by 2014 It is also estimated that this project could double Miami's cargo business in the next 10 years as well as creating over 30,000 permanent jobs for Miami which currently has a very high unemployment rate. Schall Circle A local producer and noise-artist from the Miami Rock Scene Rat Bastard has recently been celebrated in a rock opera entitled "Hearing Damage (aka the Rat Opera)" the Rat Opera written by local performers Brian Franklin and Rob Elba features Rene Alvarez playing the part of Rat Rat co-founded the group to Live and Shave in L.A in 1993. 1 Early settlement 3.9 Construction and expansion, Consulates 1 7860.