Though St. Augustine’s barrier island is easily accessible today, before Henry Flagler’s railroad of the late 1800s, Vilano and the North Beaches were largely uninhabited. Water transportation provided the only access, which meant the smattering of residents had to fend for themselves when it came to food and other resources.

Source: Book Review: ‘Images of America: Vilano and the North Beaches’ |
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