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Thread #169891   Message #4179843
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
24-Aug-23 - 01:47 PM
Thread Name: US Highways (fed and state) and songs about them
Subject: RE: US Highways (fed and state) and songs about them
Rereading the thread. Some old, old Tamiami Trail bidness.
Joe: The last portion is known as Alligator Alley, which is mostly part of Interstate 75….

Miccosukee Indian Village: 25.7612101, -80.7795198.
The East-West leg of the old Tamiami Trail of song and post card was Florida State Highway 41 several miles to the south. It's still there.

Alligator Alley, The Big Cypress & Reservation &c &c were all bound up in the usual grand old Florida real estate and eminent domain politics. The tribe retained exclusive concession rights (the tourist traps, gas stations, fast food &c) for the whole stretch of both highways.

The eastern portion of the levee on the “Old Trail” is now considered sacred tribal ground by the local folk.