Talk:Biscayne National Park

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Stiltsville?[edit]

Anyone here familiar with the history of Stiltsville? A mention here might be appropriate, or a separate page. -- Kaszeta 13:10, 7 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Translation into Chinese Wikipedia[edit]

The 16:28, 3 October 2007 Whhalbert version of this article is translated into Chinese Wikipedia.--Philopp (talk) 21:38, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Image needs replacement[edit]

Hello all...

An image used in the article, specifically Image:Biscayne.JPG, has a little bit of a licensing issue. The image was uploaded back when the rules around image uploading were less restrictive. It is presumed that the uploader was willing to license the picture under the GFDL license but was not clear in that regard. As such, the image, while not at risk of deletion, is likely not clearly licensed to allow for free use in any future use of this article. If anyone has an image that can replace this, or can go take one and upload it, it would be best.

You have your mission, take your camera and start clicking.--Jordan 1972 (talk) 01:47, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Islandia[edit]

This article and the one on Islandia are contradictory with regard to its current corporate status; this one cites an article from a later date than the Islandia article which claims dissolution. Does someone know how to show which is actually correct and edit accordingly? 75.216.11.84 (talk) 00:04, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Fixed, although I don't have access to the Miami Herald article cited in the Islandia article. Town no longer exists. Acroterion (talk) 16:40, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

History[edit]

Article is really coming along nicely...a couple points.

  • Are there any other famous or infamous characters from the earliest days of exploration...such as Spanish explorers or pirates?
  • What more can we expand on in regards to the native American settlers? During the Ice Ages, Biscayne was all land due to the lower sea levels...[1]

The rest of the history sections appear well organized and detailed...I don't think much more needs to be done.--MONGO 21:07, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

There were some Spanish explorers in the area: specifically, Juan Ponce de León was the first European in Biscayne Bay. As for Native Americans, their presence is mostly known by shell middens on the keys since the flooding of the bay. It doesn't appear that much or any submarine archaeology has been done. There is a fair amount of material on the Tequesta people, but not necessarily related to the park. However, that reminds me that Biscayne has some responsibility for interpretation of the Miami Circle in downtown Miami; I'll see what I can find. Acroterion (talk) 19:03, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
Good...that will fill in a gap or two. Nice work.--MONGO 03:06, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
I found some interesting material about the Cold War, with Cuban exiles being trained by the CIA on Elliott Key and a deposed Venezuelan president holed up on Soldier Key. Acroterion (talk) 03:20, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
Sounds like that wouldn't hurt to mention in passing...that sort of "trivia" actually makes the article richer. I always thought the only thing notable about this guy was that he led the first government expedition to Yellowstone...but with some digging, he turned out to have more than one facet, each interesting in their own way.--MONGO 03:31, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
Wanted to add that more is better early, so as the article evolves the trimming will end up being stuff that is less interesting or important. Random snippets of trivia that are less well known but still facinating is what makes the article captivating.--MONGO 03:45, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
Yes, there will definitely need to be a weeding-out phase, not to mention a copyediting phase for flow: right now it's a series of declarative statements strung together, divided by references. Acroterion (talk) 04:46, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Commons[edit]

I added a link to Wikimedia Commons, expanded the image repository there and took the liberty of adding more images to the article. Feel free to remove the images I added or adjust as wished. In the ecology section I'll try and do some expansion on the issues as time permits.--MONGO 16:31, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Park service links[edit]

The Park Service has moved around a number of links that I used in references, and some links, such as the statistics for acreage or visitation, are dead. The Park Service has a terrible record for keeping their IT systems up and running, I suspect this is just a temporary event, consistent with other NPS IT snafus (NHRP down on weekends, etc.). I've fixed most of the links, and I'll attempt to substitute refs where I can if they don't come back today. Acroterion (talk) 15:31, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Glades and Tequesta cultures[edit]

The 3rd paragraph of the lede states:

"The people of the Glades culture inhabited the Biscayne Bay region as early as 10,000 years ago before rising sea levels filled the bay. The Tequesta people occupied the islands and shoreline from about 4,000 years before the present to the 16th century"

But the Glades culture articles says that "[t]he Glades culture is an archaeological culture in southernmost Florida that lasted from about 500 BCE until shortly after European contact." And the Tequesta article says that they "lived in that region since the 3rd century BC (the late Archaic period of the continent), and remained for roughly 2,000 years". Is the chronology of human occupation given in this article correct? If it is, maybe someone could have a go at improving the Glades culture and Tequesta articles. BabelStone (talk) 13:00, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

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