By Stephanie Murphy-Lupo

Florida's measurement and form intended a principally distant inside till presently earlier than the Civil conflict. The catalysts for blasting via that anonymity have been 3 formidable and intensely varied visionaries who outfitted railroads linking east to west and north to south: Henry Morrison Flagler, David Levy Yulee, and Henry Bradley Plant. Their iron horses transported people––rich travelers from ny, slaves from Africa offered in Havana––and items from round the kingdom and the globe: oysters, livestock, sugar cane, molasses, and phosphate. types of the most traces run today––hauling freight out and in of the nation and wearing passengers to connecting strains national. but Florida’s dimension and form nonetheless get within the approach of effective automobile journeys and reasonable inter-state air trip. a personal corporation is at the present time making plans to construct a high-speed passenger teach from Miami to Orlando. This publication is the total heritage of railways within the country of Florida––telling the story of its beginnings in addition to its destiny.

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