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History of Plantation Told Through Photographs
Local author Shirley Schuler pens new book on this city in Broward County.
The motto E Vasitate Haec Urbs, or “Out of the Wilderness, This City,” is more than just a saying when describing Plantation. The geographical area that was to become the city was covered by two to three feet of water at least six months of the year, and the early history of the area was dependent upon the vision of engineers creating a network of canals to make the land more conducive for agricultural and residential development.
Located in Central Broward County just west of Fort Lauderdale, the City of Plantation was incorporated in April 1953. Today, it is a thriving municipality of 85,000 residents, 22 square miles in size, featuring tree-filled friendly neighborhoods, world-class recreational facilities, active clubs and civic organizations, and a diverse business community. The city maintains the hometown atmosphere that all residents value, creating a community where the grass is truly greener.
Highlights of Plantation:
• Profits from the sale of the book will support the Plantation Historical Museum.
• The publication of the book coincides with the 60th anniversary of the City of Plantation’s incorporation.
• The book has been a collaboration effort between the city, the historical museum, and the Plantation Woman’s Club.
• Several of the photographs in the book came from the museum’s archives, and have never before been published.
Author Shirley Schuler is the curator of the Plantation Historical Museum and a member and past president of the Plantation Historical Society. The society, founded in 1974 to preserve the history and archives of the Plantation community, supports a vibrant museum housing a collection of photographs, documents, and artifacts that create a time line of life in the area from the Tequesta to the modern city, which remains a beautiful place to live and work today.
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