. . 4.2 Student organizations, As of 2000 the percentage of people that speak English not well or not at all made up 23.1% of the population the percentage of residents born in Florida was 26.9% the percentage of people born in another U.S state was 25.0% and the percentage of native residents but born outside the U.S was 6.4% while the percentage of foreign born residents was 41.7%, The British divided and consolidated the Florida provinces (Las Floridas) into East Florida and West Florida a division the Spanish government kept after the brief British period the British government gave land grants to officers and soldiers who had fought in the French and Indian War in order to encourage settlement in order to induce settlers to move to Florida reports of its natural wealth were published in England a large number of British settlers who were described as being "energetic and of good character" moved to Florida mostly coming from South Carolina Georgia and England There was also a group of settlers who came from the colony of Bermuda This would be the first permanent English-speaking population in what is now Duval County Baker County St Johns County and Nassau County the British built good public roads and introduced the cultivation of sugar cane indigo and fruits as well as the export of lumber. Major professional and D-I college teams (attendance > 10,000), Predevelopment flow direction of water from Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay Source: U.S Geological Survey.
. "The SSC sponsors championships in 14 sports for men and women: baseball men's and women's basketball men's and women's cross country men's and women's golf rowing men's and women's soccer softball men's and women's tennis and women's volleyball.". 2.1 San Juan Campus 2012 50.0% 4,237,756 49.1% 4,163,447, Launch of Space Shuttle Columbia from the Kennedy Space Center, Government Center is the main station in Downtown and the busiest station in the entire Metro system Government Center is served by Metrorail Metromover and Metrobus. . . Two catastrophic hurricanes in 1926 and 1928 caused Lake Okeechobee to breach its levees killing thousands of people the government began to focus on the control of floods rather than drainage the Okeechobee Flood Control District was created in 1929 financed by both state and federal funds President Herbert Hoover toured the towns affected by the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane and ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to assist the communities surrounding the lake Between 1930 and 1937 a dike 66 miles (106 km) long was built around the southern edge of the lake Control of the Hoover Dike and the waters of Lake Okeechobee were delegated to federal powers: the United States declared legal limits of the lake to between 14 and 17 feet (4.3 and 5.2 m) a massive canal was also constructed 80 feet (24 m) wide and 6 feet (1.8 m) deep through the Caloosahatchee River; whenever the lake rose too high the excess water left through the canal More than $20 million was spent on the entire project Sugarcane production soared after the dike and canal were built the populations of the small towns surrounding the lake jumped from 3,000 to 9,000 after World War II.