A Florida Lake Gone.

Issue 16 and Volume 1891 10.

A Florida Lake Gone. A very peculiar spectacle, says The Atlanta Constitution, was to be seen on the outskirts of Gainesville last week. Alachua lake, a sheet of water from ten to fifteen miles in length, and covering some 40,000 acres of land, is no more. On its banks were lying thousands of dead fish; dead alligators floated ghastly in pools of black water, and the atmosphere was heavy with noxious gases. Men and boys were there in throngs, crowding around the pools left by the receding waters, and with hoes and rakes dragging to shore hundreds of fish which had sought their depths for refuge. The waters were fairly alive with their struggles for existence. Except for a small stream known as Payne’s creek, flowing from Newman’s lake into the sink, the two main basins of the sink and a few stagnant pools, no water is now to be…

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