Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Flagler railroad centennial re-enactment set in the Keys

A re-enactment commemorating the centennial anniversary of the completion of Henry Flagler’s Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad is set for 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Bahia Honda State Park, mile marker 36.8, in the Lower Keys. The re-enactment is to take park visitors on “a trip through time from 1912, on the Over-Sea Railroad’s inaugural journey, through 1938 when the Florida Keys Overseas Highway replaced the track,” according to a press release.
Construction on the rail line, which was conceived by Standard Oil millionaire Henry Flagler, started in 1905.
It was officially called the Florida East Coast Railway’s Key West Extension, but became known as the Over-Sea Railroad because its track stretched more than 100 miles out into open water. Continued

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