By Gregg M. Turner
It is secure to assert that with no railroads, Florida would not be what it truly is this present day. Railroads attached the state's very important towns and cities, conquered the peninsula's gigantic and likely 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 lines the lengthy, sluggish improvement of Florida railroads, from the 1st tentative strains within the 1830s, during the increase of the Eighteen Eighties, to the adulthood of the railroad method within the Nineteen Twenties. on the finish of that decade approximately 6,000 miles of labyrinthine tune lined the nation. Turner additionally examines the decline of the undefined, because the motor vehicle rose to prominence in American tradition and contours have been deserted or offered for mountain 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 historical past of the topic. Written by means of one of many nation's ultimate specialists on Florida railroads, it explores all of the key avid gamers and corporations, and each major interval of improvement. This attractive and full of life tale should be savored and loved through generations to come.
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