By Gregg M. Turner
It is secure to claim that with no railroads, Florida would not be what it's this present day. Railroads hooked up the state's very important towns and cities, conquered the peninsula's massive 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 Eighties, to the adulthood of the railroad method within the Nineteen Twenties. on the finish of that decade approximately 6,000 miles of labyrinthine song coated the nation. Turner additionally examines the decline of the undefined, because the vehicle rose to prominence in American tradition and contours have been deserted or bought for 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 finished, authoritative historical past of the topic. Written via one of many nation's most suitable professionals on Florida railroads, it explores the entire key gamers and firms, and each major interval of improvement. This enticing and vigorous tale might be savored and loved by means of generations to come.
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