Publication: Private printing, 1946, St Augustine
9" x 6" colorful pictorial wrappers. Foreword. 44pp. including wrappers. Black and white map of Florida high-lighting the Florida East Coast Railway from Jacksonville to Miami. Black and white photographs include a portrait of Henry Morrison Flagler, the builder of the Florida East Coast Railway, Flagler System Hotels and associated enterprises. A pioneer of the East Coast of Florida. "Linking the entire east coast of Florida with a transportation system and establishing tourism and agriculture as the basis of the state’s economy, at the time was largely an uninhabited frontier, demanded a great deal of foresight and perseverance. More than a century later, the mainstays of Florida’s economy are still agriculture and tourism and Flagler’s incredible legacy as the inventor of modern Florida can still clearly be seen throughout Florida." This booklet is well written and provides an interesting summarized history of the Florida East Coast Railway and the development of the area it served. Soiling to wrappers, a "Railroadians of America" sticker to front wrapper else a good copy of an informative booklet.
Inventory Number: 38206