Jacksonville Beach in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Porter Wood Burning Locomotive
representing type of engine
employed during the 1880's on the
Saint Johns Railway, Saint Augustine's
first passenger line - chartered
in 1858 and in active operation
Donated to City
January 8, 1960
Location. 30° 17.314′ N, 81° 23.62′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on Beach Boulevard (U.S. 90), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located between North 4th Street and North 5th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville Beach FL 32250, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Doolittle's 1922 Record Flight (a few steps from this marker); First Settlers At Ruby, Florida (within shouting distance of this marker); American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps and Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); SS Gulfamerica (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War II Operation Pastorius / St. Johns County (approx. 3.3 miles away); Jean Ribaut (approx. 8.2 miles away); The Huguenot Memorial Site (approx. 8.6 miles away); Fort San Diego (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville Beach.
Regarding Porter Wood Burning Locomotive.
Papers contain archival materials comprising Batheís research on Oliver Evans (1755-1819), an American engineer engaged in the development of steam engines. The collection includes copies of letters, design drawings, pamphlets and a book written by Evans, patents, a scrapbook, articles, genealogical information, Evans' will, and writings by Bathe on Evans, including his book about him. Correspondence with libraries and other scholars is included, as are papers relating to the book such as reviews, notebooks, papers relating to the printing and publishing. There is also research material on American engineer Jacob Perkins, for Batheís books Citizen Genet (1946), Horizontal Windmills (1948), and Ship of Destiny...Merrimac (1951), and assorted trade catalogs and materials pertaining to Bathe's manufacturing companies in London and Philadelphia. A photograph album compiled by Bathe containing photographs and sketches of models built by Bathe is also included.(Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center)
Also see . . . Florida Historical Society, Saint Johns Railway. St. Johnís River to New Augustine (Submitted on October 10, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
1. Steam power
was temporarily used
— Submitted October 10, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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