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Last train to Paradise : Henry Flagler and the spectacular rise and fall of the railroad that crossed an ocean

Author: Les Standiford; Henry Morrison Flagler
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the efforts of ambitious entrepreneur Henry Flagler to construct a railway that would connect Key West to the mainland, from the design and engineering of the project to the 1935 hurricane that destroyed the railway.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Named Person: Henry Morrison Flagler; Henry Morrison Flagler
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Les Standiford; Henry Morrison Flagler
ISBN: 0609607480 9780609607480
OCLC Number: 123124164
Description: x, 272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Map of the Key West Extension --
End of the Line --
The Road to Paradise --
Citizen Flagler --
Paradise Found --
Empire Building --
The City That Flagler Built --
The Stage Is Set --
The Eighth Wonder of the World --
Charting the Territories --
Jumping-Off Point --
A Surprise, the First of Many --
Nature's Fury --
Duly Noted --
On Toward Key West --
The Signature Bridge --
Seven Miles of Hell --
Learning Curve --
Railroad Builder Overboard --
Deep Bay --
Wonder to Behold. Failed --
Rolling On --
Storm of Storms --
A Fine, Improper Place.
Responsibility: Les Standiford.

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Describes the efforts of ambitious entrepreneur Henry Flagler to construct a railway that would connect Key West to the mainland, from the design and engineering of the project to the 1935 hurricane that destroyed the railway.

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