The Bonnet House Museum & Gardens brought Fort Lauderdale’s history to life with a recent cruise down the New River.”Cruisin’ Down the River: Historical Adventures of Dreamers and Schemers” was the fourth in a series of events. Stephen Draft, the museum’s former curator, told several stories about the city’s early history.One story typified the land boom mentality that took hold after then-Gov. Napoleon Bonaparte Broward announced a plan to drain the Everglades to make more land habitable.

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