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Virtual Happy Hour with the Historian: Henry Flagler, Florida Visionary

Presented by Key West Historical Society at Online/Virtual Space

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Jun 16 2021
Virtual Happy Hour with the Historian: Henry Flagler, Florida Visionary

The Key West Art & Historical Society is excited to offer a series of VIRTUAL fun historical lectures entitled ‘Happy Hour with the Historian.’

Historian: Cori Convertito Ph.D.
Topic: Henry Flagler, Florida Visionary

Henry Morrison Flagler is best known for his development of Florida’s east coast. He was responsible for building the Florida East Coast Railway from Daytona to Key West, making a significant contribution to Florida’s economy through tourism and agriculture.

Early in his life, Flagler enjoyed some financial success in the grain business. Then he joined John D. Rockefeller to found The Standard Oil Company in 1870. Within two years, Standard Oil was leading the U.S.

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