Manatee History Matters: Steam locomotive launched Gulf Coast fishing industry – Bradenton Herald


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Manatee History Matters: Steam locomotive launched Gulf Coast fishing industry
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Picture of the engine being delivered by barge from tampa for the Arcadia, Gulf Coast, and Lakeland Railroad one of the first lines to run to Bradenton. On the once-remote Gulf Coast of Florida, it was the steam locomotive that helped turn sleepy