The Key Largo Coral Reef was established

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15 Mar 1960

1960- The Key Largo Coral Reef was established on this date, thus establishing the underwater area as officially part of the state park system, and the first underwater park in the United States. The park encompasses approximately 70 nautical square miles of underwater reefs and mangrove areas. A few years after the underwater park was established, land was donated and developed to include a camping area and visitor’s center on land adjacent to the reefs.     

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Relevant Year: 

1960

Relevant Month: 

03

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15