DR. STEVE NOLL
Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Steamboats, too!
Tying transportation history to social history, this presentation moves from the Bellamy Road of the 1820s to the modern transportation issues facing the Sunshine State in the 21st century.
Dr. Steve Noll, (history department at the University of Florida), will tell Florida’s history as a territory and state through the changing methods of transportation designed to move people and goods both to Florida and within Florida. By examining the changing transportation networks in the state, this presentation on March 22 shows how Florida moved from a backwoods frontier to one of the most important states in the Union. He plans to donate a copy of his award-winning book, “Ditch of Dreams”, about the ill-fated Cross Florida Barge Canal to a lucky winner.
Thank you to those who attended the interesting, informative, and invigorating presentation on “Florida Transportation History” presented by Steve Noll. It was a great evening and we appreciate your attendance. Congratulations to Karen Potts who was the lucky winner of Dr. Noll’s book.
This program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.