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Sheriff Bill Davis in Fiesta Parade …

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This is a photo of Escambia County Sheriff Bill Davis in a Fiesta Parade from the 1950’s.  Back in the 50’s and 60’s, my favorite part of the parade was usually near the end when the sheriff’s mounted posse would ride.  There always seemed to be at least 30 or 40 horses and riders.  Then they would have inmates from the jail that would be dressed-up in black and stripes cleaning the horse manure droppings from the street.  I always thought that they were clowns until I got older and found out differently.  Thanks for looking …

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September 27, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Frye’s Drive-In …

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This is one from the old blog that I posted several years ago.  I had never heard of the place before … this must have been made in the early 1950’s.  Someone had emailed me and said that they believed that this place was located out on Navy Blvd, just before you go over the bridge that takes you onto the Navy Base.  If anyone has any more information on Frye’s Drive-In, please share it with us.  Thanks for looking …

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September 16, 2011 at 10:02 am

Fiesta Parade …

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This photo of the Fiesta Parade interests me because it is a good view of Palafox Street looking south.  You see Muldon Motor Company and next to it was Son Motors and you have the San Carlos off in the distance.  I am not sure of the year, but I would imagine it to be in the 50’s sometime.  The float pictured must have been sponsored by ” Coca-Cola ” since you it on the back of the plane on the after-burner.  One thing you can say about Pensacola is that everyone always turned out for the parades … then and now!  Thanks for looking …

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September 8, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Florida First Bank and Trust …

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This is the Florida First Bank and Trust that was located on Palafox and Garden Streets, directly across from the San Carlos Hotel.  Normally, I would remove the telephone wires from the top of the photograph, but I did not feel like taking the time to Photoshop them out.  You can see the covered bus stop on the right side of the photo that appeared in the bottom right corner of the photo showing the San Carlos Hotel that was in my ” Before and After ” post several back.  As usual, all comments are welcomed … thanks for looking.

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September 8, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Pensacola Beach in the 1950’s …

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I posted this photo on the old blog when the BP disaster happened last year and I was surprised that I did not have any comments on it.  First, there are actual sand dunes with sea oats in the photo.  Second, look how deserted the beach is ( granted, I do not know the time of year that this photo was taken, but still, you do not see any people, trash, etc ) and how clean / white the sand is this photo.  I sure have fond memories of the beach during the 50’s and I am pretty sure this was when this photo was taken.  Thanks for looking …

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September 8, 2011 at 10:37 am

The Children’s Day Parade …

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Here are several photos from the Children’s Day Parade … I am not sure of the year, maybe 1955, 56 or 57.  This was before my time, since I was born in 1953.  In fact, that is my mother and I ( I have my back to the camera ) on the left side of the photo and I look to be three or four in this photo.  I had a Children’s Day Parade post on the old site, however these are the only two images that I have on this hard drive.  The photo below is a float with the black king and queen.

Do not know who any of the kids are in either of the photos.  I will find the rest of the photos and post them for you.  If anyone remembers anything about these Kid’s Day Parades or the events that occurred with them, please let us hear from you.  Thanks for looking …

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September 8, 2011 at 10:27 am

Frank Horn and The Bourbon Street Six …

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Here is Frank Horn and The Bourbon Street Six taken at a party back in the 1960’s.  I am not positive of the location, but I believe it is the Pensacola Country Club.  If anyone knows the band members, please let us know who they are.  Thanks for looking …

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September 8, 2011 at 10:14 am

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