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Making Tracks

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  Perhaps the pivotal event in the history of Brevard occurred in 1885, when Henry Flagler’s railroad extended its tracks to Titusville. Residents of the city contributed $30,000, plus the right-of-way. The railroad had an immediate impact on the economy…

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Gleason’s Eau Gallie

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    William H. Gleason first came to Florida as an agent of the War Department in 1865. A shrewd businessman and politician, in exchange for digging drainage canals east of Lake Okeechobee, commissioned by the Florida Internal Improvement Board,…

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