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The Railroad in Dundee History
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 28° 01.334 W 081° 37.318
17R E 438858 N 3099821
Quick Description: In downtown Dundee at the depot.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 12/27/2014 5:32:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMN511
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 6

Long Description:
The Dundee Passenger Depot, built ca. 1912, was the first depot on the Haines City to Sebring Line of The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Most of Dundee’s early growth can be attributed to the railroad. With the advent of the railroad, the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Highland Development Company brought settlers down from the Midwest, refunding their fares when they purchased land. Dundee and the railroad both prospered. Hotels and rooming houses were built to house the prospective buyers and others who came just seeking a spot in the Florida sun. The station was segregated from 1912 to 1954. Although passenger service was discontinued in ca. 1954 the depot continued to handle freight until c. 1975 when the line was discontinued. The depot was then moved to its present position and renovated into a museum commemorating the role the railroad played in the development of the town of Dundee.
Marker Number: F-458

Date: 2001

County: Polk

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: The Dundee Depot Restoration Committee and the Florida Department of State

Website: Not listed

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