Pensacola in Vintage Postcards

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Although Pensacola was permanently settled in 1698, not until the harvesting of yellow pine trees between 1870 and 1910 did the city begin to grow and prosper. During this golden era, a building boom transformed the city into a vibrant seaport and economic center. Pensacola's natural deep water harbor attracted merchant ships, and railroads increased access for goods and human transportation. Between 1825 and 1844, the Redoubt, the Navy Yard, and Forts Barrancas, Pickens, and McRee were constructed. Pensacola's many nicknames included "Cradle of Naval Aviation," "Annapolis of the Air," and "Mother-in-law of the U.S. Navy" since a large number of local women married navy men.
ISBN: 9780738516769
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Pensacola Historical Society was established in 1933, and the museum opened in 1960. The museum was housed in historic Old Christ Church until 1997, when it moved to the historic Arbona Building. Along with Carolyn Prime, curator of exhibits for the society, and James D. Scott, curator of collections, the Pensacola Historical Society has gathered vintage views of hotels, banks, naval aviation, hurricane damage, and Pensacola residents and visitors to share in this valuable volume.
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