Kissimmee Railroad Station

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Title

Kissimmee Railroad Station

Alternative Title

Kissimmee Railroad Station

Subject

Kissimmee (Fla.)
Railroads--Florida

Description

The Kissimmee Railroad Station, located at 111 Dakin Avenue, in Kissimmee, Florida, in 2014. This train station was first created in 1882 by the South Florida Railroad Company. It originally served as a means for the people of Allendale (present-day Kissimmee) to ship off their lumber and animal skins. As time went on, this depot was where orange farmers and cattle ranchers shipped their produce. Now this station is owned by Amtrak and serves as destination where railroad-bound tourists can go take the Greyhound bus to Walt Disney World or other locations.

Creator

Santos, Marina

Source

Original color digital images by Marina Santos, March 2, 2014.

Date Created

2014-03-02

Contributor

Santos, Marina

Is Part Of

Central Florida Railroad Depots Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

321 KB
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Medium

3 color digital images

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Kissimmee Railroad Station, Kissimmee, Florida

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Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and owned by Marina Santos.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Marina Santos and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Dr. Connie L. Lester's American Economic History Undergraduate Class, Spring 2014

Curator

Santos, Marina
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Mulligan, Michael. Railroad Depots of Central Florida. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2008.
Turner, Gregg M. A Journey into Florida Railroad History. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008.
Turner, Gregg M. A Short History of Florida Railroads. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2003.
Murdock, R. Ken. Outline History of Central Florida Railroads. Winter Garden, Fla: Central Florida Chapter, National Railway Historical Society, 1997.
"RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 25: The Railways of Central Florida." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/2477.
"Station Facts: Kissimmee, Florida." Great American Stations, Amtrak. http://www.greatamericanstations.com/Stations/KIS.
"KISSIMMEE FLORIDA (KIS)." USA RAIL GUIDE. http://www.trainweb.org/usarail/kissimmee.htm. Hensley, Donald R., Jr. "THE SOUTH FLORIDA RAILROAD: Part I Early Construction." http://taplines.net/southflorida/southflorida.
Hensley, Donald R., Jr. "THE SOUTH FLORIDA RAILROAD: Part II The Race to Tampa." http://taplines.net/southflorida/southflorida2.

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