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Florida railroads in the 1920s

Author: Gregg M Turner
Publisher: Charleston, SC : Arcadia, ©2005.
Series: Images of rail.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Florida's railroads emerged in the 1830s amid Native American upheaval and territorial colonization. Many periods of development marked this fascinating heritage, but one era towers above the rest: the 1920s. It was then that Florida experienced a colossal land boom, one of the greatest migration and building stories in American history. People poured into the state as never before, real estate traded hands at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Turner, Gregg M.
Florida railroads in the 1920s.
Charleston, SC : Arcadia, ©2005
(DLC) 2005934872
(OCoLC)65328762
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregg M Turner
ISBN: 9781439617250 1439617252
OCLC Number: 630557275
Description: 1 online resource (128 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
The Flagler System responds --
Here comes the 'Coast Line --
Warfield and the Seaboard --
Invasion of the Frisco --
Here and there --
Why they came --
Further reading.
Series Title: Images of rail.
Responsibility: Gregg Turner.

Abstract:

Florida's railroads emerged in the 1830s amid Native American upheaval and territorial colonization. Many periods of development marked this fascinating heritage, but one era towers above the rest: the 1920s. It was then that Florida experienced a colossal land boom, one of the greatest migration and building stories in American history. People poured into the state as never before, real estate traded hands at breakneck speed, and the landscape added countless new homes, hotels, apartments, and commercial buildings. Florida's biggest railroads--the Atlantic Coast Line, Seaboard Air Line, and Florida East Coast--were unprepared for the tidal wave of traffic. Thus, the "Big Three" had to rapidly expand and increase capacity. Dozens of projects unfolded at great cost, by one estimate over $100 million. When the building frenzy ended, the railway map of the state stood at its greatest extent--some 5,700 miles. Further, the frequency of railway service within and to the Sunshine State reached an unprecedented level, never again to be repeated.

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