In this thoroughly researched biography, Akin shows that Flagler understood early in his career that cheap freight rates determined industrial profits. Realizing he could never fill its rooms unless better transportation with the North was available, he embarked on the second railroad venture of his lifetime, creation of the Florida East Coast Railway.
Flagler's resort empire eventually included the breakers in Palm Beach and the Royal Palm in Miami; his Atlantic coast railroad extended all the way to Key West, an engineering achievement that was called the "eighth wonder of the world. By the beginning of the twentieth century, Flagler dominated not just the resort and railroad industries in Florida but steamship and agricultural operations, too.
Flagler: Rockefeller Partner and Florida Baron Florida Sand Dollar Books #ad - Portraying flagler as an aggressive entrepreneur, Akin documents his shrewd negotiations to obtain reduced rates, rebates, and drawbacks from the railroads, thus assuring Standard Oil's national domination over oil transportation costs. Flagler drove himself as hard as he drove a bargain, obsessed with the desire to create a monument to himself that he called "my domain.
His legacy was no less than modern Florida. From reviews of the first edition:"A succinct and informed account of Flagler's leadership in transforming Florida's economy.
Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an OceanBroadway Books #ad - Broadway Books. The railroad stood as a magnificent achievement for more than twenty-two years, heralded as “the Eighth Wonder of the World, ” until its total destruction in 1935's deadly storm of the century. In last train to paradise, standiford celebrates this crowning achievement of Gilded Age ambition, bringing to life a sweeping tale of the powerful forces of human ingenuity colliding with the even greater forces of nature’s wrath.
Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean #ad - Shores. In 1904, the brilliant and driven entrepreneur Henry Flagler, partner to John D. Many considered the project impossible, but build it they did. The fast-paced and gripping true account of the extraordinary construction and spectacular demise of the Key West Railroad—one of the greatest engineering feats ever undertaken, destroyed in one fell swoop by the strongest storm ever to hit U.
S. Rockefeller, dreamed of a railway connecting the island of Key West to the Florida mainland, crossing a staggering 153 miles of open ocean—an engineering challenge beyond even that of the Panama Canal.
Henry Flagler, Builder of Florida Pineapple Press BiographyPineapple Press #ad - He came back and built railroads along the east coast so that others could more easily come. He liked what he saw. An exciting biography about the man who changed Florida's east coast with his hotels and his Florida East Coast Railway. Henry morrison flagler was already a millionaire when he first visited Florida in 1878.
Henry Flagler, Builder of Florida Pineapple Press Biography #ad - And he built grand hotels so that those who came had a beautiful place to stay. Henry flagler was very determined and practical. By the end of his long and productive life, he had built a railroad all the way to the very end of the Keys. It arrived in Key West in 1912. He met all the great challenges he set for himself.
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The Greatest Railroad Story Ever Told: Henry Flagler & the Florida East Coast Railway's Key West ExtensionThe History Press #ad - In 1902, henry flagler made the decision to extend the Florida East Coast Railway to "the nearest deepwater American port. In this book, renowned Florida historian Seth H. Broadway Books. Join bramson as he recounts the years of operation of this great railroad, what it did for the Florida Keys and what it meant to the resident conchs.
Bramson reveals how the key west Extension of the Flagler-owned FEC became the greatest railroad engineering and construction feat in U. S. History, and possibly world, an accomplishment that would cement Flagler's fame and legend for all time. Although several people had considered constructing a railroad to Key West beginning in the early 1800s, it took a bold industrialist with unparalleled vision to make it happen.
Henry Flagler: The Astonishing Life and Times of the Visionary Robber Baron Who Founded FloridaMacmillan Pub Co #ad - Traces the life of the successful businessman who co-founded Standard Oil, started the Florida East Coast Railway, and led the development of Miami, Palm Beach, and Key West Broadway Books.
The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of ParadiseSimon & Schuster #ad - Through gripping narrative and dogged reporting, Grunwald shows how the Everglades is still threatened by the same hubris, greed and well-intentioned folly that led to its decline. Now it is revered as a national treasure, and Americans have launched the largest environmental project in history to try to save it.
The swamp is the stunning story of the destruction and possible resurrection of the Everglades, the saga of man's abuse of nature in southern Florida and his unprecedented efforts to make amends. Michael grunwald, illuminating the natural, takes readers on a riveting journey from the Ice Ages to the present, a prize-winning national reporter for The Washington Post, social and political history of one of America's most beguiling but least understood patches of land.
The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise #ad - Broadway Books. And this book is a cautionary tale for that era. Grunwald chronicles how a series of visionaries tried to drain and “reclaim” it, and how Mother Nature refused to bend to their will; in the most harrowing tale, a 1928 hurricane drowned 2, 500 people in the Everglades. The everglades was america's last frontier, a wild country long after the West was won.
The river of grass stopped flowing, and 90 percent of its wading birds vanished. Grunwald shows how a new breed of visionaries transformed Everglades politics, producing the $8 billion rescue plan. Now america wants its swamp back.
Henry Flagler: Visionary of the Gilded AgeTailored Tours Pubn #ad - Augustine, Palm Beach and Miami. Broadway Books. Flagler left home at the age of 14 to seek his fortune and made two. He formed a partnership with John D. Used book in Good Condition. Henry flagler, visionary of the Gilded Age is the fascinating story of a turn-of-the-century business career. Rockerfeller soon after oil was discovered.
Henry Flagler: Visionary of the Gilded Age #ad - He believed in the east coast and created hotels, communities, railroads, model farms and more from Jacksonville to Key West including major development efforts in St. Paperback. When asked if the standard oil company was the result of his thinking, Rockerfeller said: "I wish I had the brains to think of it.
It was henry M Flagler. Flagler began his retirement in Florida.
The Two Henrys: Henry Plant and Henry Flagler and Their Railroads Pineapple Press BiographyPineapple Press #ad - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Used book in Good Condition. Condition: New. By the end of his long and productive life, he had built a railroad all the way to the very end of the Keys. Henry plant and henry flagler also shared passions for railroads and hotels—and they both ignored the word "impossible.
Henry plant, who had steamships in addition to railroads, was determined to have his trains running to a port for ships on the west coast of Florida. With the grand opening of his fantastic Tampa Bay Hotel in 1891, Plant reached another goal. Henry flagler first visited Florida in 1878, and he liked what he saw.
The Two Henrys: Henry Plant and Henry Flagler and Their Railroads Pineapple Press Biography #ad - They both first came to Florida looking for a healthy place for their wives. Paperback. Tracking provided on most orders. Isbn13: 9781561644612. And they both fell in love with the place and with its potential. He came back and built railroads and grand hotels along the east coast so that Northerners could enjoy the beauties of the state.
In 1884 plant realized his dream when his rails reached Tampa.
Florida East Coast Railway Images of Modern AmericaArcadia Publishing #ad - The fec was known for its famous passenger trains, due to the work stoppage by the nonoperating unions that began on January 22, 1968, and the last scheduled FEC Railway passenger train ran on July 31, 1963. Although without passenger trains since 1968, all Aboard Florida, with its Brightline trains, the FEC's partner, will soon establish a new standard for privately operated rail passenger service in America.
Florida East Coast Railway Images of Modern America #ad - . Isbn13: 9781561644612. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Condition: New. The fec railway can trace its lineage back to December 31, 1885, the day Henry M. The benchmark for us railroad operations, the Florida East Coast FEC Railway is often referred to by other American railroads as the best-maintained and -operated railroad in the country.
Flagler purchased the Jacksonville, St. Broadway Books. Paperback. Today, caboose-less, the FEC operates numerous high-speed freight trains between Jacksonville and Miami. Used book in Good Condition. Augustine & Halifax River Railway.
Mr. Flagler's St. AugustineUniversity Press of Florida #ad - Augustine to street pavers on the ground, Graham offers us a detailed account of Henry Flagler’s impact on St. Broadway Books. He funded hospitals and churches and improved streets and parks. Braden, suffer with the poor and the disenfranchised, author of the architecture of leisure “You can smell the orange blossoms, revel in the gossip about the rich and famous, and thrill to the first blaze of electrical lights, the first automobiles and ‘hard’ roads, twirl around the ballroom floors, envy the gowns at the charity balls, and the new sport of golf.
Elsbeth K. Flagler’s new venture would lead him to completely restructure the sleepy town of St. Condition: New. Graham also gives voice to the individuals that history has forgotten: the women who wrote tourist books, the artists who decorated the hotels, the black servants who waited tables, and the journalists who penned society columns for the newspapers.
Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine #ad - Arguably no man did more to make over a city—or a state—than Flagler. He constructed railroads in remote areas where men feared to tread and erected palatial hotels on swampland. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Upon arrival, Flagler found accommodations in St. Augustine provides an authoritative look at an intriguing man and a captivating time in American history.
Florida's FlaglerUniversity of Georgia Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Isbn13: 9781561644612. Used book in Good Condition. Sidney walter martin presents a colorful and authoritative account of the accomplishments and failures of this controversial figure. Paperback. Henry morrison flagler 1830-1913 was a railroad tycoon and partner with John D.
Florida's Flagler #ad - Published in 1949, florida’s flagler was the first biography of Flagler, tracing his life from his heritage and youth through his early dealings in grain, his association with Rockefeller, and his later activities in Florida. Although most of his fortune was made in the North, he devoted the better part of his life and his wealth to the development of Florida.
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