Panama City

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First platted as Park Resort and later Harrison, Panama City received its current designation in 1909. More than 100 years ago, men of vision recognized the attractiveness and potential of this land along the shores of St. Andrews Bay, and those visionaries established a city that is now anticipating its centennial year. A local newspaper once reported that such men "saw that nature had dealt kindly with that section of the country and that with properly directed effort a great future awaited it." Others claimed the area was "nothing but a wilderness." Today nature's kindness to those who reside on these shores is apparent. This volume pays tribute to the city by recognizing the places, events, and, most importantly, the individuals who have inspired its success.
ISBN: 9780738553528
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Glenda A. Walters moved to the area in 1964. She attended Gulf Coast Community College, the University of West Florida extension in Panama City, and in 1995 earned a doctorate in history from Florida State University. For the last 25 years, Dr. Walters has taught history at both the secondary and college level. Now semi-retired from the classroom, she finds time to enjoy historical research and writing. This volume is her second contribution to the Images of America series.