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Flagler’s Florida Keys

Honoring Henry Flagler’s Inaugural Arrival into Key West

on the Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad

In January 1912, the first Over-Sea Railroad train rolled from the Florida mainland through the Florida Keys to Key West, forever changing the face of many of the previously isolated islands by connecting them with the mainland and each other. Celebrations commemorating the Over-Sea Railroad’s centennial year are being organized throughout the Keys. Planned elements include history tours showcasing Flagler sites, bicycling expeditions, educational presentations and explorations of Pigeon Key — all leading up to the 100th anniversary of the first train’s arrival in Key West, culminating Jan. 22, 2012.

Flagler Centennial Photos