History of Miami – Henry Flagler (5 of 5)
Episode 5 of 5
Henry Flagler died on May 20th, 1913 at the age of 83. Three days later, the Florida East Coast Railway, his main investment in Miami and Florida, stopped entirely for 10 minutes as a tribute to the person who dedicated his last years to the growth of Florida and the creation of Miami.
There are many places named after him to remember this iconic person in Florida: Flagler College and Flagler Hospital in St. Agustin; Flagler County, Florida; Flagler Beach, Florida; Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach; His has a statue in Key West; Flagler Monument Island in Biscayne Bay, and Flagler Street, the main East-West street in Miami, to name a few.
Flagler was a businessman and philanthropist who will always be remembered as a founding father to the city of Miami. He never stopped believing in its potential and did his best to build, create and grow it. Thanks to him and his great efforts, we live in a major metropolitan city that is home for millions of people and gateway to many immigrants from the Caribbean, Central and South America.
This concludes our tribute on Henry Flagler. Thank you for reading.– We will continue our study in South Florida in the next blogs about Miami!