|The magnificent Whitehall in Palm Beach. You should see it for yourself.|
|The ballroom in Whitehall.|
Stories, legends and myths surrounding the building of the railroad abound. The history that most intrigues me is Flagler’s marriages, and, via his wives, the disbursement of his fantastic fortune.
|Henry, the son of a Presbyterian minister, and wife #1, the sickly Mary Harkness.|
|Easy Mary Lily . . . he's an old man!|
|Whoever labeled this photo spelled Mary Lily's name wrong.|
|Flagler was a rambling man. Here is his own personal train car, the Rambler. See it for yourself at Whitehall in Palm Beach.|
|Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine where you can see the graves of Henry and his first wife Mary Harkness.|
Bingham’s fortune financed his purchase of the Louisville Courier newspaper, which survives to this day. The paper has also had an infamous history related to family and inherited money. But that’s another story, for another day.
Henry Flagler left $2 million in his will for his second wife, Crazy Alice Ida. She outlived him by 17 years, dying at the age of 82, and claiming, till the day she died, that her next husband would be a Russian czar.