9780738524214

A Short History of Florida Railroads

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  • ISBN13:

    9780738524214

  • ISBN10:

    0738524212

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-05-01
  • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
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Summary

Florida's railroad heritage began in the 1830s amidst Native American upheaval and territorial colonization. Surpassing waterways as the primary mode of transport, the "Iron Horse" linked practically every town and city, carried tourists and locals, and ably conveyed the wealth of Florida's mines, factories, forests, groves, and farms. Nearly 175 years later, railroads still remain a dependable source of transport within the Sunshine State.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6(7)
Introduction 7(5)
Territorial Lines
12(8)
From Statehood to Secession
20(13)
Civil War, Reconstruction, and Fraud
33(14)
A System Emerges
47(9)
The Connecticut Yankee
56(11)
Flagler
67(14)
Doings in West Florida
81(12)
Two Rivals: The Coast Line and the Seaboard
93(13)
Here and There
106(11)
The Boom
117(14)
Pursuing Business
131(17)
Survivors
148(9)
Bibliography 157(2)
Index 159

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