The Greatest Railroad Story Ever Told

Henry Flagler & the Florida East Coast Railway's Key West Extension

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Publisher Description

All aboard for the history of one of the most audacious and innovative railroad engineering feats in history from the celebrated Floridian author.
 
Although several people had considered constructing a railroad to Key West beginning in the early 1800s, it took a bold industrialist with unparalleled vision to make it happen. In 1902, Henry Flagler made the decision to extend the Florida East Coast Railway to “the nearest deepwater American port.” In this book, renowned Florida historian Seth H. Bramson reveals how the Key West Extension of the Flagler-owned FEC became the greatest railroad engineering and construction feat in United States, and possibly world, history, an accomplishment that would cement Flagler’s fame and legend for all time. Join Bramson as he recounts the years of operation of this great railroad, what it did for the Florida Keys and what it meant to the resident conchs.
 
Includes photos

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2011
November 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
163
Pages
PUBLISHER
Arcadia Publishing
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
10.8
MB

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