By Gregg M. Turner
It is secure to assert that with out railroads, Florida would not be what it really is at the present time. Railroads attached the state's vital towns and cities, conquered the peninsula's tremendous 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 lines the lengthy, gradual improvement of Florida railroads, from the 1st tentative traces within the 1830s, in the course of the growth of the Eighteen Eighties, to the adulthood of the railroad process within the Twenties. on the finish of that decade approximately 6,000 miles of labyrinthine song coated the kingdom. 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 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 through one of many nation's optimum professionals on Florida railroads, it explores all of the key gamers and firms, and each major interval of improvement. This enticing and energetic tale could be savored and loved by way of generations to come.
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