By Gregg M. Turner
It is secure to assert that with no railroads, Florida would not be what it's this present day. Railroads attached the state's very important towns and cities, conquered the peninsula's monstrous and possible impenetrable inside, ushered in untold numbers of settlers and travelers, and conveyed to market--faster than any prior 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 growth of the Eighties, to the adulthood of the railroad process within the Nineteen Twenties. on the finish of that decade approximately 6,000 miles of labyrinthine tune coated the kingdom. Turner additionally examines the decline of the undefined, because the car rose to prominence in American tradition and contours have been deserted or offered for climbing trails and eco-friendly spaces.
Meticulously researched and richly illustrated--including many never-before-published images--A trip into Florida Railroad background is a accomplished, authoritative heritage of the topic. Written by means of one of many nation's most suitable specialists on Florida railroads, it explores all of the key gamers and corporations, and each major interval of improvement. This enticing and vigorous tale can be savored and loved by way of generations to come.
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