WILLIAM MORIATY RESPONDS--
Dear Mr. Zahner:
Thank you very much for this incredible journey into Florida's aviation history! I am undoubtedly certain that many of our readers will thoroughly enjoy this gem of a link that you were generous enough to share with us. In addition to my love of aviation, I also have a love of Florida's flora, so the connection to the history of the U.S. Plant Introduction Garden in Coconut Grove (the Registered Agent of my non-profit tree planting organization worked there in the early 1980's) puts the icing on the cake!
For the benefit of our readers I am going to add the links that accompaqnied Mr. McGuire's fine article mentioned in your letter above:
History of Chapman Field Home Page: http://www.ars-grin.gov/ars/SoAtlantic/Miami/Pages/Chapman/ChapmanField.htm
Subtropical Horticulture Research Station, Miami: http://www.ars-grin.gov/ars/SoAtlantic/Miami/homeshrs.htm
Reminisces of Early Plant Introduction Work in South Florida - 1940 by Dr. David Fairchild: http://www.ars-grin.gov/ars/SoAtlantic/Miami/Pages/Chapman/1940.htm
Acitivities of the U.S. Plant Introduction Garden, Coconut Grove, FL. - 1957 by H.F. Loomis, Sr. http://www.ars-grin.gov/ars/SoAtlantic/Miami/Pages/Chapman/1957.htm
Seventy Five Years of Research at Miiami - 1973 by Rurditt, Soderholm, Spalding and Knight: http://www.ars-grin.gov/ars/SoAtlantic/Miami/Pages/Chapman/1973.htm
A Century of Research with the USDA in Miami by McGuire, Schnell and Gould: http://www.ars-grin.gov/ars/SoAtlantic/Miami/Pages/Chapman/1999.htm
Historic Photos: http://www.ars-grin.gov/ars/SoAtlantic/Miami/Pages/Chapman/historicphotos01.htm
Again, Mr. Zahner, our deep thanks for this treasure trove of Florida history, and for your interest in our publication!
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