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The city of Callaway is located in the Florida Panhandle near the Gulf Coast. Settlers migrated to the area beginning in the 1800s, and in 1856, Pitt Milner Callaway purchased property there, hoping to create a large seaport town. He operated a sawmill, but when it was destroyed in a hurricane in 1858, he left the area and did not return until the 1880s. During the land boom, he built another sawmill and began planning wider streets and home sites. Success in fishing, sawmills, boat building, and a paper mill allowed for growth in the community, which was first incorporated in 1936 with Mayor Albert Reese Patterson. Today the city honors its first mayor, who served for 23 years and lived to be 100, every year on his birthday.
ISBN: 9780738517094
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In Images of America: Callaway, author Ann Pratt Houpt follows of the evolution of Callaway from a small settlement into a modern residential community with images compiled from local libraries, schools, churches, and residents. Houpt currently works for Bay County Public Library and has previously published Images of America: Parker.
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