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Are We There Yet? Railroads Boost the Economy

September 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In the second of this four-part series, we will discover how steamboats and railroads reached the interior of Florida in the 1880s, beginning a historic economic boom that changed Florida forever. By 1920, roads connected the region to the rest of the nation, bringing population and economic growth.
Join Museum Director Michael Perkins on Zoom for the second in this four-part series, as he reviews the significant events in transportation history that shaped Central Florida.
History Center programs are made possible in part by the nonprofit Historical Society of Central Florida, which supports our museum in important ways as we preserve and share Central Florida’s continually unfolding story. Your membership and contributions are vitally important in fulfilling the History Center’s mission – to serve as a gateway for community engagement, education, and inspiration. To help us continue to provide great programming like this, please consider becoming a member or making a donation at TheHistoryCenter.org/support.


September 9, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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