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Henry Plants Life
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Henry Flaglers Life
Henry Bradley Plant was born in Branford Connecticut.
18 year-old Henry begins work as a captain’s boy for the New Haven Steamboat Company
Plant marries Ellen Elizabeth Blackstone.
Morton Freeman Plant is born.
Ellen Plant is ordered south for her health. The Plants spend several months in Jacksonville, FL.
Plant appointed Superintendent of the Adams Express Company’s Southern Division, Augusta, Georgia. He is very successful in organizing and expanding the business.
Ellen Plant dies.
Plant marries Margaret Josephine Loughman.
Plant purchases the Atlantic & Gulf Railroad.
Plant purchases Savannah & Charleston Railway beginning a transportation system along the southern Atlantic seaboard that grows to include fourteen railway companies.
Plant Investment Company (PICO) formed to manage the various components of the Plant System.
Plant purchases the People’s Line of Steamboats that sailed the Chattahoochee, Flint, & Apalachiacola Rivers.
Plant purchases the Tampa to Kissimmee franchise of the Jacksonville, Tampa, and Key West Railway.
Henry Plant brings the railroad to Tampa
Plant Steamship Line established running between Port Tampa, Key West, and Havana.
Plant obtains the U.S. mail contract for Key West and Havana mail routes.
Plant System completes a nine-mile railroad spur connecting Tampa to Port Tampa.
The Inn at Port Tampa opens, Plant’s first hotel.
Plant purchases Hotel Kissimmee in Kissimmee.
Plant purchases the Seminole Hotel in Winter Park.
Plant System purchases Hotel Punta Gorda in Punta Gorda.
Plant honored at the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta with Plant System Day. The Plant System exhibition building at the exposition was made of phosphate and shaped in the form of a pyramid.
PICO purchases the Ocala House in Ocala.
Hotel Belleview opens in Belleair.
Plant purchases Fort Myers Hotel in Fort Myers
Henry Plant dies of a heart attack at his home in New York City, 586 Fifth Avenue at the age of 79
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