Railroads Change Florida
Florida Folklife Collection
- Railroad Work
The arrival of the railroad in Florida marked the beginning of a steady increase in transportation efficiency throughout the state. Over time, railroad labor developed a culture all its own, complete with songs, stories, and traditions.
Resources at Other Institutions
- Exploring Florida: A Social Studies Resource for Students and Teachers
- Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, Florida
The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum provides a biography of Henry Flagler as well as information on the Florida East Coast Railway; the Over-Sear Railroad; and Flagler's Palm Beach home, Whitehall.
- Henry Flagler, PBS
A short biography of Henry Flagler.
- Henry B. Plant Museum
A short biography of Henry Plant.
- Turner, Gregg M. A Journey into Florida Railroad History. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008.
Resources at the State Library and Archives of Florida
Florida Electronic Library
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