Sat, Sep 17|
Central Florida Railroad Museum
Bob Grenier Presents: The Man Behind the Tavares & Gulf Railroad, Major Alexander St. Clair-Abrams
Former Tavares Mayor Bob Grenier joins us to share the story of Major Alexander St. Clair-Abrams and his influence over Lake and Orange County railroads, and the development of the region.
Time & Location
Sep 17, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Central Florida Railroad Museum, 101 S Boyd St, Winter Garden, FL 34787, USA
About the event
Fifteen years before the T&G Railroad arrived at Winter Garden, and 28 years before the T&G Railroad built the Winter Garden depot that now houses our Central Florida Railroad Museum, one extraordinary visionary imagined a railroad he named the Tavares, Apopka & Gulf. Alexander St. Clair-Abrams, an Attorney having boundless energy, founded the town of Tavares in 1881 as a railroad hub. He is indeed the man behind the T&G! Those who knew St. Clair-Abrams either loved him or despised him, there was no in-between. The importance of Alexander St. Clair-Abrams to the founding of Central Florida as we know it today is undeniable.