• History

Florida's Flagler

Author: Sidney Walter Martin
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 082033488X
Category: History
Page: 294
View: 1770
Henry Morrison Flagler (1830-1913) was a railroad tycoon and partner with John D. Rockefeller in the Standard Oil Company. Although most of his fortune was made in the North, he devoted the better part of his life and his wealth to the development of Florida. Published in 1949, Florida's Flagler was the first biography of Flagler, tracing his life from his heritage and youth through his early dealings in grain, his association with Rockefeller, and his later activities in Florida. Sidney Walter Martin presents a colorful and authoritative account of the accomplishments and failures of this controversial figure.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Henry Flagler, Builder of Florida

Author: Sandra Wallus Sammons
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561644676
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 59
View: 8667
An exciting biography about the man who changed Florida's east coast with his hotels and his Florida East Coast Railway Henry Morrison Flagler was already a millionaire when he first visited Florida in 1878. He liked what he saw. He came back and built railroads along the east coast so that others could more easily travel there; And he built grand hotels so that those who came had a beautiful place to stay. By the end of his long and productive life, he had built a railroad all the way to the very end of the Florida Keys. It arrived in Key West in 1912. Henry Flagler was very determined and practical. He met all the great challenges he set for himself. "It is no exaggeration to say that Henry Flagler `invented' modern Florida. And, Henry Flagler, Builder of Florida provides a wonderful account of just how he did it." ---John M. Blades, Executive Director of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum.

    • Biography & Autobiography


Rockefeller Partner and Florida Baron
Author: Edward N. Akin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813011080
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 305
View: 6484
From reviews of the first edition: "A succinct and informed account of [Flagler's] leadership in transforming Florida's economy."--American Historical Review "An important contribution to the understanding of Standard Oil's extended partnership and how the personal desire of Flagler led to the early development of Florida's Atlantic Coast."--The Historian Henry M. Flagler (1830-1913), the ambitious Gilded Age tycoon who designed and built much of Florida's fashionable east coast, rode to success on the rails. As John D. Rockefeller's closest adviser in the 1870s, Flagler helped assemble the Standard Oil empire. In this thoroughly researched biography, Akin shows that Flagler understood early in his career that cheap freight rates determined industrial profits. Portraying Flagler as an aggressive entrepreneur, Akin documents his shrewd negotiations to obtain reduced rates, rebates, and drawbacks from the railroads, thus assuring Standard Oil's national domination over oil transportation costs. Flagler drove himself as hard as he drove a bargain, obsessed with the desire to create a monument to himself that he called "my domain." His legacy was no less than modern Florida. In 1885, at the age of fifty-five, he turned his attention away from Standard Oil and began construction of the Ponce de León luxury hotel in St. Augustine, the city where he had honeymooned with his second wife. Realizing he could never fill its rooms unless better transportation with the North was available, he embarked on the second railroad venture of his lifetime, creation of the Florida East Coast Railway. Flagler's resort empire eventually included The Breakers in Palm Beach and the Royal Palm in Miami; his Atlantic coast railroad extended all the way to Key West, an engineering achievement that was called the "eighth wonder of the world." By the beginning of the twentieth century, Flagler dominated not just the resort and railroad industries in Florida but steamship and agricultural operations, too. Florida politicians gave his projects preferential treatment, even changing the state's divorce law so he could marry for a third time. Woven into this biography are details about Flagler's family, personality, three marriages, alienation from his only son, and devotion to the Presbyterian church--copy that fueled society gossip columns from New York to Palm Beach for decades. Edward N. Akin, author of Mississippi: An Illustrated History and other works on southern history, taught at Mississippi College in Clinton. His biography of Henry Flagler won the 1985 Phi Alpha Theta manuscript prize.

    • History

Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine

Author: Thomas Graham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813049373
Category: History
Page: 583
View: 4848
Written for the average reader in plenty of time for the celebration of the founding of St. Augustine, Graham explores St. Augustine as Henry Flagler, the railroad baron who created Florida's East Coast tourism, saw it and built it.

    • Architecture

Flagler's St. Augustine Hotels

The Ponce de Leon, the Alcazar, and the Casa Monica
Author: Thomas Graham
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561643009
Category: Architecture
Page: 87
View: 4029
An insider's look examines Henry Morrison Flagler's magnificent Spanish Renaissance hotel palaces, that at one time transformed America's oldest city--St Augustine, Florida--from orange groves and salt marshes to an exotic travel destination for the social elite. Original.

    • History

Flagler County, Florida

A Centennial History
Author: Randy Jaye
Publisher: Booklocker.com
ISBN: 9781634922654
Category: History
Page: 342
View: 1286
Flagler County, Florida: A Centennial History features the 100 year journey from a sparsely populated rural and coastal area to one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. Discover many fascinating stories and interesting places and then wonder how many of them remained so reclusive until now.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Henry Flagler

Visionary of the Gilded Age
Author: Sidney Walter Martin
Publisher: Tailored Tours Publication
ISBN: 9780963124111
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 232
View: 7227

    • Photography

The Greatest Railroad Story Ever Told

Henry Flagler & the Florida East Coast Railway's Key West Extension
Author: Seth H. Bramson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625844530
Category: Photography
Page: 160
View: 9920
Although several people had considered constructing a railroad to Key West beginning in the early 1800s, it took a bold industrialist with unparalleled vision to make it happen. In 1902, Henry Flagler made the decision to extend the Florida East Coast Railway to "the nearest deepwater American port." In this book, renowned Florida historian Seth H. Bramson reveals how the Key West Extension of the Flagler-owned FEC became the greatest railroad engineering and construction feat in U.S., and possibly world, history, an accomplishment that would cement Flagler's fame and legend for all time. Join Bramson as he recounts the years of operation of this great railroad, what it did for the Florida Keys and what it meant to the resident conchs.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Henry Flagler

the astonishing life and times of the visionary robber baron who founded Florida
Author: David Leon Chandler
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 324
View: 6756
Traces the life of the successful businessman who co-founded Standard Oil, started the Florida East Coast Railway, and led the development of Miami, Palm Beach, and Key West

    • History

Last Train to Paradise

Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean
Author: Les Standiford
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9781400051182
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 8047
The fast-paced and gripping true account of the extraordinary construction and spectacular demise of the Key West Railroad—one of the greatest engineering feats ever undertaken, destroyed in one fell swoop by the strongest storm ever to hit U.S. shores. In 1904, the brilliant and driven entrepreneur Henry Flagler, partner to John D. Rockefeller, dreamed of a railway connecting the island of Key West to the Florida mainland, crossing a staggering 153 miles of open ocean—an engineering challenge beyond even that of the Panama Canal. Many considered the project impossible, but build it they did. The railroad stood as a magnificent achievement for more than twenty-two years, heralded as “the Eighth Wonder of the World,” until its total destruction in 1935's deadly storm of the century. In Last Train to Paradise, Standiford celebrates this crowning achievement of Gilded Age ambition, bringing to life a sweeping tale of the powerful forces of human ingenuity colliding with the even greater forces of nature’s wrath.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The Two Henrys

Henry Plant and Henry Flagler and Their Railroads
Author: Sandra Wallus Sammons
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561644617
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 103
View: 1505
Stories of two men named Henry who loved Florida and built railroads which brought growth and development to Florida.

    • Business & Economics

Flagler County

Author: Sisco Deen, The Flagler County Historical Society
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467126594
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 128
View: 4226
Flagler County was created in 1917 from portions of southern St. Johns County and northern Volusia County. The county was named after Henry Morrison Flagler, a railroad and oil tycoon, who was a developer of the Florida East Coast Railway during the 1880s and 1900s. Bunnell, located 30 miles south of St. Augustine, was established as the county seat. Joseph Marion Hernandez, the first Hispanic to serve in the US Congress, had three successful sugar plantations in Flagler County until they were burned down by Native Americans in 1836, during the Second Seminole War. Marine Studios, later named Marineland, opened in 1938 as the world's first underwater motion picture studio. The economic driving force in the county until the early 1970s was its agriculture and forestry industry. In the late 1960s, International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation (ITT) purchased 22,000 acres of timberland and established the retirement community of Palm Coast. Today, the county thrives upon successful real estate and service industries.

    • Architecture

The Architecture of Leisure

The Florida Resort Hotels of Henry Flagler and Henry Plant
Author: Susan R. Braden
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813025568
Category: Architecture
Page: 394
View: 5958
The relationship between railroad finance and the hotel industry in Florida is fully explored in this look at the life and accomplishments of Henry Flagler in terms of the great resorts and pleasure palaces created by Flagler and Henry Plant. (Fine Arts)

    • Education

Flagler College

twenty five years of progress and achievement
Author: Tommy L. Thompson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781564690159
Category: Education
Page: 112
View: 6249

    • Photography

Florida Made

The 25 Most Important Figures Who Shaped the State
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439665370
Category: Photography
Page: 288
View: 9948
Florida is in many ways both the oldest and newest of the megastates. Once an insect-ridden swampland, it is now a top destination for tourism, business, agriculture and innovation. The ideas and actions of a colorful cast of characters--from beloved cultural icons to political heroes and even a socialist dictator--transformed the peninsula. A Barbados native rescued Florida's orange industry after the catastrophic 1835 freeze. Known as the "Grande Dame of the Everglades," Marjory Stoneman Douglas worked tirelessly to save the state's vast, incomparable wetlands from annihilation in the early twentieth century. In the mid-1800s, a Florida doctor developed a precursor to modern air conditioning. Join former U.S. senator George LeMieux and journalist Laura Mize as they profile and rank, according to impact, the twenty-five trailblazers who have changed the state forever.

    • Fiction

Raging Blue

Author: Renee Daniel Flagler
Publisher: Sitting Bull Publishing
ISBN: 9781937334246
Category: Fiction
Page: 310
View: 839

    • Science

People-Plant Relationships

Setting Research Priorities
Author: Joel Flagler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351425501
Category: Science
Page: 466
View: 3906
Presenting the latest research on cross-cultural people-plant relationships, this volume conveys the psychological, physiological, and social responses to plants and the significant role these responses play in improved physical and mental health. With chapters written by field experts, it identifies research priorities and methodologies and outlines the steps for developing a research agenda to aid horticulturalists in their work with social scientists to gain a better understanding of people-plant relationships. This resource covers a wide array of topics including home horticulture and Lyme disease, indoor plants and pollution reduction, and plants and therapy.

    • Transportation

The Iron Road

The Illustrated History of Railways
Author: Christian Wolmar
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241182689
Category: Transportation
Page: 400
View: 3032
A fascinating journey through the history of railways From the early steam trains to the high-speed bullet trains of today, The Iron Road tells the hidden stories of railway history- the inspired engineering, blood, sweat and tears that went into the construction of the railways. Uncover the compelling tales of bold vision, invention and error, and social change behind the history of trains and railways, with famous railways such as the Transsiberian fully explored. Learn how the great railway pioneers such as George Stephenson produced the ideas and feats of engineering that created the railways and changed the world. Each exciting moment of railway history is captured, contextualised and enhanced by superb illustrations. Trains and railways of the past like the romantic Orient Express are brought to life through amazing eyewitness accounts, allowing you to see the railways through the eyes of people who were there at the time. Written by Christian Wolmar, an award-winning writer and broadcaster, The Iron Road is an exciting trip through the history of trains for any railway enthusiast.

    • Comics & Graphic Novels

Lost Souls of Savannah

More Adventures of Flagler's Few
Author: Andre R. Frattino
Publisher: Flagler's Few, Ghost Hunters
ISBN: 9781561645329
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 193
View: 2370
Victor has spent more of his life dead than alive. Just as purgatory becomes too much for him, he learns of a HooDoo priestess in Georgia who could grant him life again, but at a price. Before she can grant his wish, he must collect the five most infamous souls of Savannah. It won't be an easy job, but along the way Victor will make new friends--and new enemies--and for the first time in a long time, he will feel alive . . . almost. This is the second book in André Frattinos exciting series of graphic novels for young adults, The Adventures of Flagler's Few. Next in series > > See all of the books in this series