Henry Flagler was the founder of what became the Florida East Coast Railway. During the 1880s and 1890s, Henry Flagler expanded train lines through Jacksonville and down the East coast to Miami.
Henry Flagler began the Oversea Railway in 1906 to connect Miami to Key West. This ambitious and innovative project required money, earth-moving, man-hours, and miles of bridges. In this lesson students analyze a letter from Henry Flagler to learn about about Flagler and his contributions to Florida.
Subject(s): Social Studies, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 4
Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, LCD Projector
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: Florida, Florida History, Henry Flagler; Over-Sea Railroad; Florida East Coast Railway, Henry Flagler
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SOURCE AND ACCESS INFORMATION
Name of Author/Source: Florida Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services
District/Organization of Contributor(s): Florida Department of Education
Access Privileges: Public
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