Financially, the Florida East Coast developments during the period 1885-1912, were the results of the efforts of one man, Henry M. Flagler. He spent an estimated fifty million dollars in Florida and received help from no outside source. However, to carry through his program, Flagler necessarily gathered about him a very able group of associates who should be given much credit for his accomplishments. Among this group were men who were to become life-long friends of the millionaire after years of close association. Flagler was a good judge of men, and therefore delegated responsibility to all of his associates in such a way as to achieve the maximum of efficiency in his undertakings. Above all else, Flagler’s associates respected him and believed in him.
Martin, Sidney Walter
"Flagler’s Associates in East Florida Development,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 26:
3, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol26/iss3/4