Sand Cut

I went to Sand Cut, located in Palm Beach County, on 3/26/2017.

According to the ghost town website,

In the 1920s and 1930s, Sand Cut was an isolated community whose residents made their living hunting and net-fishing on Lake Okeechobee. Migrant worker camps sprung up in the nearby farmlands and the Atlantic Coastline Railway had a spur track at Sand Cut to ship out produce and goods from the area. The town had its own school and prospered and grew until the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission banned commercial net-fishing on the lake, killing the main source of income for the small community. In the 1950s, many residents were forced out due to canal dredging on their properties. Today Sand Cut has only 7 or 8 residents, with the Florida Water Management District in the process of acquiring much of the remaining land to reinforce the dike around Lake Okeechobee. 

 by Jim Pike

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