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An oral history interview of Geraldean Matthew, a third-generation farmworker and advocate for environmental justice and migrant farmworkers’ rights. The interview was conducted by Jared Muha in Apopka, Florida, on October 30, 2014. Some of the…

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A newspaper article by Bob Underwood published by The Orlando Sentinel on June 11, 1964. This column rebuts earlier claims that Lake Apopka has recovered. Underwood agrees that the water quality has improved, but believes that this is merely…

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A newspaper article from The Orlando Sentinel issue published on August 9, 1963, by Don Rider. The article discusses the findings of a report showing a high DDT content in fish taken from Lake Apopka, Florida. The scientist who performed the…

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A news release from The Tallahassee News detailing the May 1962 fish kills on Lake Apopka. Two fish kills occurred within three days, killing an estimated three million pounds of gizzard and threadfin shad. Water samples were sent to the Florida…

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A 1-page memorandum from W. R. Peavy, Jr., a fishery biologist with the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, regarding the May 1962 Lake Apopka fish kill. The memorandum revises the earlier estimate of fish killed, found in Harold L. Moody's…

Episode 29 of A History of Central Florida podcasts: Mosquito Beater. A History of Central Florida Podcast series explores Central Florida's history through the artifacts found in local area museums and historical societies. These podcasts can…