South Florida Railroad Advertisement

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Title

South Florida Railroad Advertisement

Alternative Title

South Florida Railroad Ad

Subject

South Florida Railroad Company
Railroads--Florida

Description

A newspaper advertisement for the South Florida Railroad. The Lake Monroe and Orlando Railroad was organized in 1875. The charter planned to constructed a railroad from the St. Johns River port in Sanford south to Orlando. On October 16, 1878, the South Florida Railroad was incorporated, but it did not receive a charter until December 9, 1879, when it gained control over the Lake Monroe and Orlando Railroad charter. The first train on the new railroad ran between Sanford and Orlando on November 11, 1880. Henry B. Plant (1819-1899) and his Plant System purchased three-fifths of the South Florida Railroad stock on May 4, 1883, and soon began laying tracks towards Tampa, whose railroad station opened on December 10, 1883. In 1893, the Savannah, Florida and Western Railway, which was also a part of the Plant System, acquired the South Florida Railroad. The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL) acquired the entire Plant System in 1902. In 1967, the ACL merged with the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL), which is now operated by CSX.

Source

Print reproduction of microfilmed newspaper advertisements: The South Florida Argus, January 3, 1886: Microfilm Cabinet, Reel BN06021, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.

Publisher

The South Florida Argus

Date Created

ca. 1886-01-03

Date Copyrighted

1886-01-03

Date Issued

1886-01-03

Has Format

Microfilmed newspaper advertisements: The South Florida Argus, January 3, 1886: Microfilm Cabinet, Reel BN06021, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of printed microfilm newspaper article: The South Florida Argus, January 3, 1886.

Is Part Of

Microfilm Cabinet, Reel BN06021, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.
Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

263 KB

Medium

1 newspaper advertisement

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Bartow, Florida
Kissimmee, Florida
Lakeland, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Sanford, Florida
Tampa, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by The South Florida Argus.

Rights Holder

This resource is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Hazen, Kendra
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.

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1 newspaper advertisement

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