• Juvenile Nonfiction

Henry Flagler, Builder of Florida


Author: Dr Sandra Sammons
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561648531
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 59
View: 1901
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 come. 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 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. Ages 9-12 Next in series > > See all of the books in this series

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Henry Flagler, Builder of Florida


Author: Sandra Wallus Sammons
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561644676
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 59
View: 9702
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.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Henry Flagler, Builder of Florida


Author: Sandra Wallus Sammons
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561644668
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 59
View: 1977
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 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

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: 462
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

Visionary of the Gilded Age
Author: Sidney Walter Martin
Publisher: Tailored Tours Publication
ISBN: 9780963124111
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 232
View: 4438

    • 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: 6788
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.

    • 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: 6647
Stories of two men named Henry who loved Florida and built railroads which brought growth and development to Florida.

    • History

Florida's Flagler


Author: Sidney Walter Martin
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 082033488X
Category: History
Page: 294
View: 8906
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.

    • 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
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 324
View: 3969
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

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and the Florida Crackers


Author: Sandra Wallus Sammons
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561644722
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 60
View: 6978
Chronicles the life of author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, concentrating on her life in Cross Creek, Florida and how the simple way of life of her country neighbors influenced her writing.

    • Florida

Henry Plant

Pioneer Empire Builder
Author: Kelly Reynolds
Publisher: Florida Historical Society Press
ISBN: 1886104069
Category: Florida
Page: 234
View: 6998

    • 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: 1626
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.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Flagler

Rockefeller Partner and Florida Baron
Author: Edward N. Akin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813011080
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 305
View: 4028
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.

    • 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: 8244
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)

    • History

Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine


Author: Thomas Graham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813049373
Category: History
Page: 583
View: 7321
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.

    • History

Some Kind of Paradise

A Chronicle of Man and the Land in Florida
Author: Mark Derr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813016290
Category: History
Page: 416
View: 3165
For 500 years, visitors to Florida have discovered magic. In Some Kind of Paradise, an eloquent social and environmental history of the state, Mark Derr describes how this exotic land is fast becoming a victim of its own allure. Written with both tenderness and alarm, Derr's book presents competing views of Florida: a paradise to be protected and nurtured or a frontier to be exploited and conquered.

    • Architecture

Hotel Ponce de Leon

The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Flagler's Gilded Age Palace
Author: Leslee F. Keys
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813061498
Category: Architecture
Page: 269
View: 8480
Keys details the famous Hotel Ponce de Leon building (currently Flagler College) and preservation efforts to reclaim the former hotel to its gilded age glory.

    • Young Adult Nonfiction

The Three Marjories

Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Marjorie Harris Carr and Their Contributions to Florida
Author: Sandra Wallus Sammons
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781683340355
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 110
View: 2302
Florida is lucky to have had three women -- three Marjories -- speaking out about saving Florida's natural environment. Marjory Stoneman Douglas is known as the "Mother of the Everglades." She wrote The Everglades: River of Grass, the seminal and now classic book on this unique region of south Florida. It is still in print by Pineapple Press. She was a tireless campaigner for the environment and helped make the Everglades a national park. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is best known for her books set in Florida: The Yearling, Cross Creek, and South Moon Under, all set in the then-remote wilderness of central Florida. Her very popular books brought the world's attention to the importance of the culture and natural environment of this region. Marjorie Harris Carr fought to save the Oklawaha River by challenging the building of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. She argued that this would cut the ecology of the state in two, particularly ruinous for the wildlife. Now there is the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, which serves as a bridge for wildlife through developed areas and over I-75.

    • Photography

Miami

The Magic City
Author: Seth H. Bramson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439633584
Category: Photography
Page: 128
View: 6197
Miami sprang into existence on July 28, 1896, following the extension of the Florida East Coast Railway from West Palm Beach on April 15, 1896, and the publication of the soon-to-be city’s first newspaper, The Miami Metropolis, on May 15, 1896. However, evidence suggests people lived in the area as early as the 1700s. Nicknamed “the Magic City” by publicists working for railroad and hotel builder Henry Flagler, Miami has weathered yellow fever epidemics, World War I, the 1920s boom and bust, World War II, and numerous other economic ups and downs to become one of the world’s great cities and the catalyst for the growth of the South Florida megalopolis.

    • History

Tropical Splendor

An Architectural History of Florida
Author: Hap Hatton
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 210
View: 1593
Looks at Florida architecture from the arrival of Ponce de Leon to the present and describes noteworthy individual buildings