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Intersection | Henry Flagler's Impact on Florida


July 15, 2014 | WMFE, Orlando - Henry Flagler made his fortunes in founding Standard Oil along with John D. Rockefeller, but his legacy lives on along the Atlantic Coast.

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Flagler spent the second half of his career turning St. Augustine, the Nation’s oldest city, into a vacation destination for the county’s rich and elite.

In his new book “Mr. Flagler’s St. Augustine,” historian Thomas Graham makes a detailed examination of Henry Flagler’s world as he transformed the Florida frontier into a destination through rail and upscale hotels. 90.7’s Matthew Peddie speaks to him about Flagler’s impact on the State of Florida and the legacy he left behind.

 

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