Orange Blossom Special Comes to Lake Wales

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Title

Orange Blossom Special Comes to Lake Wales

Alternative Title

Orange Blossom Special at Lake Wales

Subject

Lake Wales (Fla.)
Railroads--Florida

Description

The Orange Blossom Special at the Lake Wales Train Depot. The coming of the railroad to Lake Wales, Florida, brought with it a connection to civilization. Prior to the coming of the railroad there was very little if any development in the area. The first rail line came to Lake Wales in 1919 and from that point until the end of the boom period of Florida history the city expanded extensively. This photograph shows the inaugural run of the Orange Blossom Special from New York to West Palm Beach on the second rail line to arrive in Lake Wales, the Seaboard Air Line Railroad (SAL) , on November 22, 1925. The Lake Wales Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot is located at 325 South Scenic Highway.

Source

Original 7 x 11 inch black and white photograph, November 22, 1925: Historic Lake Wales Society, Lake Wales, Florida.

Date Created

1925-11-22

Contributor

Campbell, Tyler

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 7 x 11 inch black and white photograph, November 22, 1925.

Is Part Of

Historic Lake Wales Society, Lake Wales, Florida.
Central Florida Railroad Depots Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

129 KB

Medium

7 x 11 inch black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Lake Wales Train Depot, Lake Wales, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Historic Lake Wales Society 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

Campbell, Tyler
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

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.
"ABOUT THE DEPOT." Lake Wales Museum & Cultural Center, City of Lake Wales. http://www.cityoflakewales.com/439/Depot-Museum.
Cultural Center, City of Lake Wales. http://www.cityoflakewales.com/439/Depot-Museum.
"THE RAILROAD AND LAKE WALES." Lake Wales Museum & Cultural Center, City of Lake Wales. http://www.cityoflakewales.com/439/Depot-Museum.
"Our Evolution and History: CSX." CSX http://www.csx.com/index.cfm/about-csx/our-evolution-and-history/interactive-timeline/.
"The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Standard Railroad of the South." The American Railroads: A Long and Storied History. http://www.american-rails.com/atlantic-coast-line.html.

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LAKE WALES

RAILROAD CROSSING LOOK OUT

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