Henry Flagler was a oil tycoon and principal of Standard Oil.  In the late 1800’s Flaglers’ intrest in Florida grew and he now dedicated his life to pionnering in th eFlorida swamp lands. 

Flagler worked his way down the state and founded Palm Beach and West Palm Beach. In 1894 Flagler completed building  the Royal Ponciana Hotel today know as the Breakers of Palm Beach. 

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