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Mr. Henry M. Flagler and Party on train to Key West, 1912.

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铁路通到西礁 (Key West)

你要怎么到达128英里以外的岛屿呢?坐船?搭飞机?嗯,在1900年代初期,一个佛罗里达的地产开发者亨利.佛雷格乐 (Henry M. Flagler) ,认为火车应该是人们前往佛罗里达西礁岛最实际的方法。 

为了完成这段铁路,必须要建造42座桥梁。铁轨的长度必须要连接佛罗里达本土,美国最南端的西礁岛,及其间的岛屿。在1912122日,佛雷格乐搭上佛罗里达西岸铁道公司 (Florida East Coast Railway) 的第一班火车,前往西礁。

How would you get to an island 128 miles away? By boat? By plane? Well, in the early 1900s Henry M. Flagler, a Florida developer, decided a train would be a practical way for people to get to the island of Key West, Florida.

To complete the railway, 42 bridges had to be constructed. The length of track connected mainland Florida to the southernmost settlement in the United States and the keys (islands) in between. On January 22, 1912, Flagler boarded the first train of the Florida East Coast Railway bound for Key West.


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