Geography

N.J. Electrified Railroad, 1906-1931

  • West Jersey and Seashore Railroad
  • 650 volt DC
  • Camden to Atlantic City via Newfield
  • See SJRAIL.com for more information.

St. Augustine, 1900s

Henry Flagler built two grand hotels in the late 1880s. Both are still in use. The Ponce de Leon Hotel is home to Flagler College; the Alcazar Hotel is now the Lightner Museum.

People playing golf by Fort Marion – Saint Augustine, Florida. 1902. Black & white photoprint, 6 x 8 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory.
A view from the tower at the Ponce showing the Alcazar and to its left, the Annex, now Casa Monica Resort & Spa..

The former Casino Pool, the largest indoor pool in the world at the time, is now the site of the Alcazar Cafe.

Courtesy of the Lightner Museum

Lady Discovery, detail from the rotunda of the Ponce de Leon Hotel.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-ponce-de-leon-hotel
Rotunda, main entrance of the Ponce, same source.
Hotel Alcazar – Saint Augustine, Florida. 19–. Color postcard, 9 x 14 cm. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory.

Key West Kennel Club, 1970

McDonald, Dale M., 1949-2007. “Key West Kennel Club” dog racing track on Stock Island, Key West, FL. 197-. Black & white photonegative, 35 mm. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory.

The Key West dog track was closed by the state in 1991 due to numerous violations. Four trainers abandoned their dogs; 171 dogs were left to starve; other atrocities were reported. See floridakeystreasures.com for more information.

From teacher to writer, in 500 years or less.