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Henry Morrison Flagler

 
 
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By Jay Kravetz, July 25, 2020
1. Henry Morrison Flagler Marker
Inscription.  
Henry Morrison Flagler was born in Hopewell, New York in 1830 to a family of modest means.The son of a Presbyterian minister, He left home at the age of 14 to work with relatives in Ohio, beginning as a clerk in a small store. Through many years of hard work and an extraordinary talent for business, he eventually became a founding partner in Standard Oil, The largest and most profitable cooperation in history. One of the most brilliant and gifted visionary businessmen Of America’s Gilded Age, Flagler‘s greatest impact on American society What is when he turned his attention in the 1880s to the development of the entire East Coast of Florida. It was here that he established the tourism, government and agriculture to sustain Florida is economy even today. Over nearly 30 years, Over nearly 30 years, He built Florida’s first world class hotels and resorts, connecting them all with his Florida is East Coast Railway And putting palm beach and Miami on the map along the way.

During the final decade of his long life, Flagler undertook the most ambitious engineering feat by a private citizen, the building of the “railroad across
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By Jay Kravetz, July 25, 2020
2. Henry Morrison Flagler Marker
the sea.” Through this and towering achievement, at the dawn of the 20th century, he connected Miami to Key West By extending his railroad over 156 miles of open ocean and small islands. Harold as the Eighth Wonder of the World, the over-sea railroad was completed in 1912, just one year before henry Flagler died at the age of 83. America had lost a great industrialist and benefactor America had lost a great industrialist and benefactor whose building a public works, schools, churches, and hospitals was legendary. During the 28th he is Flagler worked in Florida, During the 28th he is Flagler worked in Florida, over 400,000 workers were at one time or another on his payroll - the U.S. Army at that time number and 100,000. A pioneering creator of the modern economic world, no other individual has had a more lasting or positive influence on the development of entire state then henry Flagler had in Florida.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 26° 43.095′ N, 80° 2.447′ W. Marker is in Palm Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is at the intersection of Royal Poinciana Way and Cocoanut Row, in the median on Royal Poinciana Way. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palm Beach FL 33480, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
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By Jay Kravetz, July 25, 2020
3. Henry Morrison Flagler Statue
. Royal Poinciana Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Paramount Theatre (approx. ¼ mile away); Flagler Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Royal Poinciana Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sea Gull Cottage (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cocoanut Grove House (approx. half a mile away); Episcopal Church of Bethesda-By-The-Sea (approx. half a mile away); Flagler Park (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palm Beach.
 
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By Jay Kravetz, July 25, 2020
4. Henry Morrison Flagler Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2020, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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