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The Story Behind the Abandoned Florida Keys Overseas Railroad

If you live in Florida, you’re probably familiar with some of oil tycoon Henry M. Flagler’s work including the Florida Keys Overseas Railroad. Back in the early 1900s, Florida was a popular winter destination for the upper crust, and some of the Florida’s most extravagant works of architecture were commissioned by Flagler himself. Flagler College…

Riding the Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad – Video

Henry Flagler’s Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad ceased operations in 1935, but two Keys women vividly remember childhood experiences riding the “railroad that went to sea.” More information on the centennial anniversary of the railroad’s completion is at www.fla-keys.com or flaglerkeys100.com Completed in 1912, it was called the Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad because its track stretched…