• History

Florida's Flagler

Author: Sidney Walter Martin
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 082033488X
Category: History
Page: 294
View: 3604
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: 7914
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.

    • Photography

Florida Made

The 25 Most Important Figures Who Shaped the State
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439665370
Category: Photography
Page: 288
View: 710
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.

    • 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: 8104
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

Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine

Author: Thomas Graham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813049373
Category: History
Page: 583
View: 5420
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.

    • Transportation

Florida's Great Ocean Railway

Author: Dan Gallagher
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 156164756X
Category: Transportation
Page: 208
View: 2876
The building of Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway extension over water to Key West from 1905 to 1916 was s triumph of engineering and logistics. The Keys were remote and with little means of communication. The massive amounts of materials had to be moved with steam power. This book tells the story of the planners and their plan and its execution. It has 250 old photos, most of which have never been published before.

    • Travel

The Book Lover's Guide to Florida

Author: Kevin M. McCarthy
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561640218
Category: Travel
Page: 512
View: 6374
Here is the book lover's literary tour of Florida, an exhaustive survey of writers, books, and literary sites in every part of the state. The state is divided into ten areas and each one is described from a literary point of view. You will learn what authors lived in or wrote about a place, which books describe the place, what important movies were made there, even the literary trivia which the true Florida book lover will want to know. You can use the book as a travel guide to a new way to see the state, as an armchair guide to a better understanding of our literary heritage, or as a guide to what to read next time you head to a bookstore or library.Nine writers, most of whom live in the area they wrote about, collaborated on this book: Gary Harmon, David Nolan, Richard Adicks, Stuart B. McIver, Gisela Casines, Kevin McCarthy, David Warner, Edgar Hirschberg, and Dean DeBolt. Each writer exhaustively researched the books about, set in, or by authors who live in the area. The Book Lover's Guide to Florida offers ample evidence that Florida has a literary history worthy of careful study.

    • 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: 4700

    • 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: 1149
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.

    • Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florida

Author: N.A
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756693411
Category: Travel
Page: 416
View: 7559
Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florida will lead you straight to the best attractions Florida has to offer, and provides the insider travel tips you need, whether you are making the most of the nightlife or discovering historic towns. Fully illustrated, it covers all the major cities and sights, from Miami Beach and the Florida Keys, to the Everglades, the Gulf Coast, and more. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florida explores the culture, history, architecture, wildlife, beaches, and scenic walks. You'll find 3-D illustrated cutaways and floor plans of all the must-see sights, as well as street maps and reliable information for getting around the state. Plus, this guidebook is packed with comprehensive listings of the best hotels, restaurants, shops, and nightlife in each area for all budgets. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florida truly shows you this state as no one else can.

    • Education

Colleges in the South

Author: Peterson's
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 0768926955
Category: Education
Page: 386
View: 2969
Provides information on curriculum, costs, application requirements, and facilities in eleven southern states

    • 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: 4372
Stories of two men named Henry who loved Florida and built railroads which brought growth and development to Florida.

    • Gardening

Guide to Successful Gardening in Florida's Zone 9A

Author: Flagler County Master Gardeners
Publisher: Ocean Pub
ISBN: 9780982694091
Category: Gardening
Page: 168
View: 5124
For amateur and professional gardeners, this instructional book provides practical, time-tested guidance for having total success with lawns, gardens, orchards, and more in one of the most challenging environments, Florida's Zone 9A. Due to the region's soil conditions, temperature extremes, salinity, and water supply, it is very difficult to grow anything in this area, yet this guide features factual information to enable anyone, from the rank amateur gardener to experienced professionals, to successfully work with herbs, shrubs, trees and palms, and fruits and vegetables. Also included are sections that detail the differences between wanted and nuisance wildlife, planting charts by season, and a glossary.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Robert Worth Bingham and the Southern Mystique

From the Old South to the New South and Beyond
Author: William Elliott Ellis
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873385787
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 258
View: 8985
The story of Mr. Bingham, newspaper publisher, political leader, and ambassador, who was once charged with contributing to the death of his second wife "whose bequeath of five million dollars helped purchase the Louisville Courier-Journal."--Jacket.

    • Photography

Edward S. Curtis

One Hundred Masterworks
Author: Christopher Cardozo
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 9783791354217
Category: Photography
Page: 184
View: 3430
Showcasing Edward Curtis's most compelling and important works, this beautiful publication highlights both iconic and rarely seen images, demonstrating his artistry and mastery of photographic mediums, and his commitment to documenting and preserving for posterity the Native Americans' traditions and ways of life. Never before have Curtis's finest photographs been presented with such fidelity and power in book form. Creating a unique visual mosaic, the photographs give the viewer a deep, rich understanding of Curtis's accomplishments as an artist, while exploring the crucial role the Native American participants played in co-creating this iconic body of work.

    • Juvenile Fiction

A Land Remembered

Author: Patrick D. Smith
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561642243
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 200
View: 6329
Traces the story of the MacIvey family of Florida from 1858 to 1968.

    • 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: 7851
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.

    • Biography & Autobiography


Rockefeller Partner and Florida Baron
Author: Edward N. Akin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813011080
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 305
View: 6633
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.

    • Travel

Explorer's Guide North Florida & the Florida Panhandle: Includes St. Augustine, Panama City, Pensacola, and Jacksonville (Second Edition) (Explorer's Complete)

Author: Sandra Friend,Kathy Wolf
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 0881509655
Category: Travel
Page: 424
View: 8537
This guide covers all of North Florida and the Panhandle south through Gainesville, including Pensacola, Panama City, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine. Whether you’re looking for a vacation spot on the Gulf Coast, a wild river to paddle, a dramatic waterfall, or a historic homestead to visit, seasoned travel writers Friend and Wolf show you the best of everything in the region. Coverage includes Gainesville, Pensacola, Panama City, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine, with hundreds of authoritative and dependable lodging and dining recommendations for the entire area.

    • History

Finding Florida

The True History of the Sunshine State
Author: T. D. Allman
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802120768
Category: History
Page: 528
View: 9692
Offers a comprehensive look at the history of the state of Florida, from its discovery, exploration, and settlement through its becoming a state, to notable events in the early twenty-first century.