Henry Flagler. Builder of Florida
Henry Flagler, Builder of Florida
By Sandra W. Sammons
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.