The founder of Standard Oil – one of the world’s most profitable corporations of the 19th century, this American entrepreneur decided to become involved in entirely different lines of business in a faraway, inaccessible place. Henry Flagler has become a symbol of Florida, contributing to the state’s tourism development. In locations reached by his railway, he helped raise cities and built hotels, bringing in rich guests. However, were the luxury hotels that operated only for three months a year actually profitable or were they just an expensive whim of the eccentric millionaire?
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