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Broward County was created in 1915. It was named for Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, Governor of Florida from 1905 to 1909. In 1915, Palm Beach County and Dade County contributed nearly equal portions of land to create Broward County. By the 1960s, Broward County was considered a leader in agriculture products and services within the State of Florida. The massive buildup of the South Florida region since the mid 1970s transformed the region, evidenced by the closure of the last major agriculture center within the county (Waldrep Dairy Farm) in 2003. It was one of the counties at the center of the 2000 U.S. Presidential election recount controversy.

Points of interest

Broward boasts some notable attractions.

The Museum of Discovery and Science is located in Ft. Lauderdale.

The International Swimming Hall of Fame is located near the Atlantic Ocean in Fort Lauderdale.

The International Game Fish Association has the Hall of Fame for Sport Fishing in Dania Beach.

Flamingo Gardens is a botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary.

Butterfly World is located in Coconut Creek.

Sawgrass Mills, a large shopping mall, is located in Sunrise.

Also, the NHL's Florida Panthers play their games at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise.

There are also multiple entrances to Everglades parks.

In Pompano Beach is the Festival Flea Market Mall, America's largest indoor flea market.

The African-American Research Library & Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale boasts more than 75,000 books and materials on the experiences of people of African descent in the Caribbean, Central and South America and the United States.



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