100 Years Ago in Osceola County: Kissimmee Railways

An excerpt from:
“Kissimmee Valley Gazette”, January 25, 1917

Kissimmee is receiving her share of the thousands of tourists that are coming to the state daily. Strange faces are to be seen on the streets, the hotels and lodging houses are filling up, and it is an interesting sight to see the strangers leaving the trains upon their arrival in the city, and one cannot help note the systematic manner in which all are cared for by the obliging citizens at the railway stations.

The History of Rail Transportation in Osceola County

With the addition of a replica train depot to the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, we reflect back on the important role the rail system played in Osceola County since that first train rolled into Kissimmee one hundred, thirty four years ago.

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