Rails into the Sun: A History of North Central Florida Railroads
June 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Join the Matheson History Museum on Saturday, June 26 via Zoom webinar to learn more about north central Florida railroads. Historian Jonathan Nelson will discuss the railroad’s contribution to the development of Florida, with the primary focus on Alachua County railroads.
The construction of David Yulee’s first cross-state railroad in the 1850’s linked Florida with two oceans and made possible the mass migration of people and cattle. This put Gainesville on the map, and caused Alachua County to boom, a trend that continues to this day.
Registration is free via Zoom webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_au6GJBT1Rj6Lk8mmLo-icQ. The program will also be streamed live via the Matheson’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MathesonHistoryMuseum).
This publication contains information about events, venues and activities in Alachua County, Florida. Reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors or omissions in the information provided. For complete details, contact the host directly. The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, we do not represent, warrant, undertake or guarantee that the information is correct, accurate, complete or non-misleading. We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage. If a section of this disclaimer is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other sections of this disclaimer continue in effect.