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Florida Railroads in the 1920's (Images of Rail)

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Florida's railroads emerged in the 1830s amid Native American upheaval and territorial colonization. Many periods of development marked this fascinating heritage, but one era towers above the rest: the 1920s. It was then that Florida experienced a colossal land boom, one of the greatest migration and building stories in American history. People poured into the state as never before, real estate traded hands at breakneck speed, and the landscape added countless new homes, hotels, apartments, and commercial buildings. Florida's biggest railroads — the Atlantic Coast Line, Seaboard Air Line, and Florida East Coast — were unprepared for the tidal wave of traffic. Thus, the "Big Three" had to rapidly expand and increase capacity. Dozens of projects unfolded at great cost, by one estimate over $100 million. When the building frenzy ended, the railway map of the state stood at its greatest extent — some 5,700 miles. Further, the frequency of railway service within and to the Sunshine State reached an unprecedented level, never again to be repeated.

About the Author

Author Gregg Turner is a former director of the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society at Harvard Business School. Other Arcadia books he has authored include A Short History of Florida Railroads, Railroads of Southwest Florida, Venice, Florida in the 1920s, and Fort Myers in Vintage Postcards.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738542324
Author:
Turner, Gregg
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Manufactured:
Arcadia Publishing
Author:
null, Gregg
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
FL
Subject:
Railroads
Subject:
History
Subject:
Florida - History - 20th century
Subject:
Railroads - Florida - History - 20th century
Subject:
US History-General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Rai
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of Rail
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.30x6.57x.37 in. .70 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » US History » General

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