Mrs. Stamoulis' 5th grade class 2011-2012
5th Grade
Henry Flagler and St. Augustine
                              HENRY FLAGLER
     Flagler knew how to spot a good business opportunity. He visited Florida in 1883 and even though he enjoyed his stay he realized it was hard to get there. He took the opportunity to start a business. He was an entrepreneur. He began building hotels and railroads in Florida so people would visit and he make travel easy.
His first hotel was the Ponce de Leon in St.Augistine with more than 500 rooms.. The hotel cost more than $2,000,000. Over the next years he built many more hotels along the coast of Florida. His built railroads that ran to his hotels.He made Florida a popular place for people to visit.
             Click below for the school tour of St. Augustine, 2007
PPE at St.Augustine