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Bayview Park …

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This photo above of Bayview Park must have been made in the early 1900’s, maybe around 1910 or so.  My father obviously did not make this photo, but he had a negative of the image.  Someone must have brought the photo into the studio and had a copy print made.  I have not seen very photos of the old Bayview Park and I thought that it looked interesting.  Notice the old Model A’s in the parking lot on the left hand side.  I can remember my father talking about going swimming there at Bayview Park when they moved here in 1925 from Muscogee Florida.  All comments are appreciated … Thanks for looking …

Written by Frank Hardy

May 10, 2012 at 10:34 am

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  1. I took swimming lessons at Bayview in the mid-60’s. My grandmother lived a few blocks away on Lee Street, and she or my father would take me to play on the playground, which was my favorite playground in Pensacola, having both the “merry-go-round” and “teeter-totter.” At that time the water there was clean enough in which to swim.

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    Mark Reed

    August 19, 2012 at 5:42 am

    • I swam in the bayou for maybe 20 years and I never once got sick or ever had an ear ache…Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      August 22, 2012 at 3:36 pm

  2. My family called Bayview “Old Glory Hole”…I don’t know why and I hope it isn’t offensive

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    Suzan (Everman) Wheeler-Beck

    June 25, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    • Thanks for the comment … I have never heard Bayview Park, or for that matter Bayou Texar, called ” Old Glory Hole ” and I do not think that it is offensive. It seems that back in the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, a lot of things had a nickname back then. Thanks again and maybe someone else out there might have heard a nickname for Bayview, too.

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      Frank Hardy

      June 25, 2012 at 7:51 pm


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