The Making of St. Petersburg

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Boasting over 15 million tourists visiting every year, this Florida city is one of America's oldest and one of its most popular. The Making of St. Petersburg captures the character of this bay city through its past, from the Spanish clash with indigenous peoples to the creation of the downtown waterfront parks and grand hotels. Take a journey with local historian Will Michaels as he chronicles St. Petersburg's storied history, including the world's first airline, the birth of Pinellas County and the good old American pastime, Major League Baseball. The people and events in this work paint a beautiful portrait of a coastal Florida city and reveal St. Petersburg's sense of place.
ISBN: 9781609498337
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Images: 71
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Will Michaels has served as Executive Director and Trustee of the St. Petersburg Museum of History; VP of the Woodson Museum of African American History; and President of St. Petersburg Preservation. His civic activity includes service as President of the St. Petersburg Council of Neighborhood Associations and Chair of the Design Committee for the City Pier Advisory Citizens Task Force. He has written numerous locally published articles on St. Petersburg's history.
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