By Gregg M. Turner
It is secure to assert that with out railroads, Florida would not be what it really is this day. Railroads hooked up the state's vital towns and cities, conquered the peninsula's colossal 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 strains within the 1830s, in the course of the increase of the Eighteen Eighties, to the adulthood of the railroad method within the Twenties. on the finish of that decade approximately 6,000 miles of labyrinthine music coated the kingdom. Turner additionally examines the decline of the undefined, because the motor vehicle rose to prominence in American tradition and contours have been deserted or bought for mountaineering trails and eco-friendly spaces.
Meticulously researched and richly illustrated--including many never-before-published images--A trip into Florida Railroad heritage is a accomplished, authoritative heritage of the topic. Written via one of many nation's ideal experts on Florida railroads, it explores the entire key avid gamers and firms, and each major interval of improvement. This attractive and full of life tale could be savored and loved via generations to come.
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A Journey into Florida Railroad History (Florida History and Culture) by Gregg M. Turner