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Broward County: The Photography of Gene Hyde Susan Gillis

Broward County: The Photography of Gene Hyde

Susan Gillis

Published August 29th 2005
ISBN : 9780738541556
Paperback
128 pages
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In 1915, the South Florida communities of Fort Lauderdale, Dania, Pompano, Hallandale, Deerfield, and Davie joined together to form a county. They named it Broward, in honor of the governor whose Everglades drainage program had brought them suchMoreIn 1915, the South Florida communities of Fort Lauderdale, Dania, Pompano, Hallandale, Deerfield, and Davie joined together to form a county. They named it Broward, in honor of the governor whose Everglades drainage program had brought them such prosperity. Today, Broward is Floridas second largest county, with 1.6 million people. Photographer Aaron Eugene Hyde came to Fort Lauderdale in 1933, at the age of 16, to begin a 40-year career, serving as one of the countys few professional photographers and the photographer for the Broward edition of the Miami Herald. Gene recorded fascinating people, places, and times pivotal in the countys development. His photos evoke nostalgia for the not-that-distant past, a way of life Broward County residents will never see again.