By Gregg M. Turner
It is secure to claim that with out railroads, Florida would not be what it really is this present day. Railroads attached the state's vital towns and cities, conquered the peninsula's large and probably 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, gradual improvement of Florida railroads, from the 1st tentative traces within the 1830s, throughout the increase of the Eighties, to the adulthood of the railroad method within the Nineteen Twenties. on the finish of that decade approximately 6,000 miles of labyrinthine music coated the nation. Turner additionally examines the decline of the undefined, because the motor vehicle rose to prominence in American tradition and features have been deserted or offered for mountaineering trails and eco-friendly spaces.
Meticulously researched and richly illustrated--including many never-before-published images--A trip into Florida Railroad background is a entire, authoritative heritage of the topic. Written through one of many nation's finest experts on Florida railroads, it explores all of the key avid gamers and firms, and each major interval of improvement. This attractive and full of life tale can 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