By Gregg M. Turner
It is secure to claim that with no railroads, Florida would not be what it's at the present time. Railroads hooked up the state's very important towns and cities, conquered the peninsula's large and possible impenetrable inside, ushered in untold numbers of settlers and travelers, and conveyed to market--faster than any past technique of transportation--the myriad items of Florida's mines, forests, factories, farms, and groves.
Gregg Turner strains the lengthy, sluggish improvement of Florida railroads, from the 1st tentative traces within the 1830s, throughout the increase of the Eighteen Eighties, to the adulthood of the railroad procedure within the Nineteen Twenties. on the finish of that decade approximately 6,000 miles of labyrinthine music lined the country. Turner additionally examines the decline of the undefined, because the car rose to prominence in American tradition and features have been deserted or bought for mountain climbing trails and eco-friendly spaces.
Meticulously researched and richly illustrated--including many never-before-published images--A trip into Florida Railroad historical past is a entire, authoritative historical past of the topic. Written through one of many nation's optimal experts on Florida railroads, it explores the entire key gamers and corporations, and each major interval of improvement. This attractive and energetic tale may be savored and loved through generations to come.
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