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The Railroad in Dundee History Marker

 

Location of sign - Dundee, Florida

 

Photo taken- December 2008

 

The Railroad in Dundee History Marker

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne

 

Text of sign:

 

The Dundee Passenger Depot, built ca. 1912, was the first depot on the Haines City to Sebring Line of The Atlantic Coast Line 

Railroad. Most of Dundee's early growth can be attributed to the railroad. With the advent of the railroad, the Minneapolis, 

Minnesota-based Highland Development Company, brought settlers down from the Midwest, refunding their fares when they 

purchased land. Dundee and the railroad both prospered. Hotels and rooming houses were built to house the prospective buyers 

and others who came just seeking a spot in the Florida sun. The station was segregated from 1912 to 1954. Although passenger 

service was discontinued in ca. 1954 the depot continued to handle freight until c. 1975 when the line was discontinued. The depot 

was then moved to its present position and renovated into a museum commemorating the role the railroad played in the 

development of the town of Dundee.

 

A Florida Heritage Site

 

Sponsored by the Dundee Depot Restoration Committee and the Florida Department of State

 

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