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By Stephanie Murphy-Lupo

Florida's measurement and form intended a mostly distant inside till presently prior to the Civil battle. The catalysts for blasting via that anonymity have been 3 formidable and intensely assorted 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 manhattan, slaves from Africa bought in Havana––and items from round the kingdom and the globe: oysters, farm animals, sugar cane, molasses, and phosphate. models of the most strains run today––hauling freight out and in of the kingdom and sporting passengers to connecting traces national. but Florida’s dimension and form nonetheless get within the method of effective vehicle journeys and reasonable inter-state air shuttle. a personal corporation is at the present time making plans to construct a high-speed passenger educate from Miami to Orlando. This e-book is the whole background of railways within the nation of Florida––telling the story of its beginnings in addition to its destiny.

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