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Remembering Pensacola

Remembering Pensacola

Pensacola is a city of many firsts. It was home to the first documented European settlement in North America, the first hostilities of the Civil War took place here, and it is the home of the first Naval Aviation training base. It was also the only natural deep-water port on the Gulf of Mexico. With... more

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  • ISBN 9781596526730
  • Imprint Turner
  • Category History

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Overview

Pensacola is a city of many firsts. It was home to the first documented European settlement in North America, the first hostilities of the Civil War took place here, and it is the home of the first Naval Aviation training base. It was also the only natural deep-water port on the Gulf of Mexico. With a selection of fine historic images from her best-selling book, Historic Photos of Pensacola, Jacquelyn Tracy Wilson provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of Pensacola. Focusing on the downtown area, Remembering Pensacola has captured the history of Pensacola from the Civil War to the 1970s. This walk through time documents Pensacola’s move from a town of unpaved streets to a modern city. Unbeaten by a devastating fire in 1880, the city rebuilt and continued to grow. In stunning black-and-white photography, this handsome book details the historical growth of Pensacola from its early days up to recent times. Spanning two centuries and more than 100 images, the book follows the building of this history-rich city, offering a compelling look into the past for any longtime resident and every history buff of Pensacola.