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AMH 2070: The History of Florida: Draining the Everglades and the subsequent 1920s Land Boom

Resources from FSCJ Libraries and other online links for Florida History classes.

Flagler's East Coast Railway & Hotels

Image courtesy of the Flagler Museum. Click here or on image to read full article.

The first passenger train, called Mr. Flagler’s Special, arriving at Key West on January 22, 1912. ©Flagler Museum Archives.

Henry Flagler, courtesy of Beaches Museum, Jacksonville, FL

Davis Shores, St. Augustine, Tampa, St. Pete

David P. “D.P.” Davis, holding his hat while standing with his business partners in October 1925, points to Anastasia Island and the site of Davis Shores in St. Augustine.

The History of Davis Shores - Transcript from a presentation at University of Florida

https://ufdcimages.uflib.ufl.edu/UF/00/09/82/43/00001/Davis%20Shores%20Narrative.pdf

 

The Centennial of the Overseas Railway - Hundreds of Photos from the Key West Library

Courtesy of the Key West Public Library. Click on image above or here for hundreds more photos from this time period.

Images of Miami, Boca Raton, and Other 1920s Housing

Courtesy of the Florida Memory Project. Click on image above or here for full article.

 

Courtesy of the Florida Memory Project. Click on image above or here for full article.

San Jose, Jacksonville

One of the most architecturally significant homes in Jacksonville. Click on the image above to read more about the architecture from the 1920's and 30s in Jacksonville, Florida.