Bay County

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Populated by an abundance of wild game and fish, BayCounty, Florida, once the home of various NativeAmerican groups, evolved from a series of sleepy little fishing villages along Saint Andrews Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. With such communities as Panama City and the early towns of Millville and Saint Andrews, Bay County has transformed itself over the decades, enticing millions to visit its sugar-sand beaches and to discover the rich and varied history the county calls its own. From the Civil War to spring break, the fishing industry to May Day celebrations, Bay County's heritage is certainlydiverse. Skirmishes erupted in the region during the Civil War, and the county became home to perhaps the only monument in the South dedicated to fallen Union soldiers. In early 1941, Tyndall Field was constructed and became the training site for actor Clark Gable. Communities throughout the county saw the construction of reliable bridges that brought an influx of residents and tourists into the area, andindustries, such as fishing, timber, and turpentine, flourished through the years.
ISBN: 9780738506036
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In Bay County, author Eileen Cvitkovich, archivist of the Bay County Public Library, has gathered images from the library's historical collection, as well as from community members, to illustrate the remarkable story of Bay County. This charming pictorial retrospective invites readers to view the undeveloped beaches of the past, to learn about the men and women whose unyielding spirit shaped cities and towns, and to enjoy the singular heritage of Bay County.
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