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Southern Terminus of Overseas Railway
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 24° 34.293 W 081° 45.197
17R E 423723 N 2717715
Quick Description: Located on Roosevelt Blvd in front of the Marriott.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/12/2015 4:32:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMPYR0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 2

Long Description:
Here on January 22, 1912, the "Flagler Special", the first passenger train ever to arrive in Key West, came to a halt and Henry M. Flagler, Florida's Empire Builder, was tumultuously welcomed by the largest outpouring of citizens in the city's history. The train's arrival 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 car ferries were operated between Key West and Havana. In 1938 the railroad was converted to the overseas highway.
Marker Number: None

Date: 1962

County: Monroe

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: The Historical Association of Southern Florida

Website: Not listed

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