This history videos collection illustrates in detail some of the key series of events that took place over the Florida Keys in the past.
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The Henry Flagler's influence in the development of Florida and the Florida Keys.
Henry Flagler lived from 1830 until 1913. Burn in New York. Henry Flagler became a succesful real estate impresario, a builder and developer, a man of big dreams, visions and accomplishments.
Flagler built the Florida East Coast Railway-Key West Extension, a series of overseas railroad bridges that gave access to the Florida Keys and Key West, which until then could only be reached by sea.
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The Florida Keys Overseas Railroad Bridge was completed in 1912 and it gave service for 23 years, until it was destroyed in 1935 by the Labor Day Hurricane.
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The small island of Pigeon Key is located on the section of the Old Seven Mile Bridge, Mile Marker 45, accessible from the side of Marathon key, or by boat or ferry.
Pigeon Key is a historical land mark doe to Henry Flager using the island as a base camp for him and his workers during the construction on the longest section of the overseas railroad bridge.
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The monument was built in Islamorada to the memory of those who lost their lives during the hurricane in 1935. The monument is located across the local fire station in the mile marker 82 of US 1.
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The History of Diving Museum, 82990 Overseas Highway, lslamorada, Florida Keys. (305)664-9737
This is the history of how adventurous men developed the science of underwater diving, from the earlier diving artifact invented to the most modern deep sea diving salvage equipment.
We thank YouTube for lending us this great collection of Florida Keys History videos, we use them for instructional purposes and to educate our friends on the reality of what the tenacity of man king on the search for a better world can accomplish!