series: Century In The Sun: Henry Flagler & The Making Of
air date: 7/21/13 8:00 PM
A CENTURY IN THE SUN is the story of Florida's dramatic transformation from America's last frontier into the fourth largest state in the U.S. The film chronicles how Standard Oil magnate Henry Flagler arrived in Florida in the late 1800s, built a railroad and hotel empire on the last American frontier, and launched a population boom that lasted a hundred years. The film traces Flagler's impact on Florida through the 20th century, as it becomes the fastest-growing state in the U.S., exploring the consequences -- both intended and unintended -- of Flagler's stunning success in launching the boom that drove Florida's economy, until it was stopped in its tracks by the Great Recession.
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