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Southern Terminus the Over-Sea Railway
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 24° 33.674 W 081° 47.993
17R E 418998 N 2716600
Quick Description: The last stop on the train ride south. I think the Cuba ferry service no longer operates.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 6/6/2009 7:40:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM6HHM
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 17

Long Description:
On January 22, 1912, the "Flagler Special," the first passenger train ever to arrive in Key West and Henry M Flagler, Florida's empire builder, were tumultuously welcomed by the largest outpouring of citizens in the City's history. The train's arrival just a few blocks from here marked the completion of one of the world's most remarkable railroads. For twenty-three years - from 1912 to 1935 - passenger trains were operated on daily schedules between Key West and New York and automobile and train car ferries were operated between Key West and Havana. In 1938 the railroad was converted to the overseas highway.

Dedicated by Historic Tours of America
October 1999
Marker Number: none

Date: October 1999

County: Monroe

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Historic Tours of America

Website: Not listed

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