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Pensacola High School Basketball Team …

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I do not know what year,  maybe late 1950’s or early 1960 or 61, and I do not know if this is the varsity or the junior varsity, but someone will know.  One more group …

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This group does look a little younger, so this must be the junior varsity.  Now, a couple in the PHS gym.  You know that it was not air conditioned and how these kids practiced  in the summer without passing out was a miracle.

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And here is another in the gym …

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I can remember going with my father to the gym during the summer and he would be photographing the seniors for the coming year in the gym.  It was hot, but I do not remember anyone passing out because of the heat or complaining too much.  But times where different and nobody had air conditioning in their cars or homes in the early 1960’s or late 1950’s.  I cannot even remember when air conditioning became come place, but I know that the high school I went to in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s did not have central air conditioning.  Maybe a room or two had a window unit, but that was it.  I did not mean to ramble on about the air conditioning … Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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June 16, 2013 at 10:21 am

Matchbook Covers …

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I found these matchbooks in a plastic bag years ago and just never got around to doing anything with them.  This San Carlos Hotel matchbook cover is interesting … it has some type of silver background to it that must have been expensive to print back whenever these were printed.  Now the backside …

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I am not familiar with either of these two hotels, but they must have been something nice if they were partners with the San Carlos Hotel.  Next, is a matchbook cover from the Skylark Lounge that used to be on the corner of Navy Blvd and Pace Blvd.  This place was before my time, but I have heard lots of people talk about it and it was not because of the food!

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The cover says West Garden, which later became Navy Blvd.  This place was directly across from where Mitchell Motors used to be located.  The back …

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The Continental Room must have been the place to be back in the 1960’s … And like I said, I do not think people went for the sizzling steaks!  I usually say at this point to let us hear any from anyone to share your memories of any of these places, but these being hotels and a bar, please remember that I want to keep this family friendly …  Thanks for looking and please check back, Frank

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June 4, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Disneyland …

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This is ” Matterhorn Mountain ” in Disneyland and this photo was taken sometime around 1962 or so.  Disneyland in California is the only park that has this ride.  According to the Disneyland web site, it started out as a hill, but Walt Disney turned it into a 147 foot tall mountain thrill ride, after seeing the original Matterhorn while making a movie there in 1957.  The site says that this ride contains the first tubular steel roller coaster ride in the world.   There are photos of the mountain on the web site and it still looks today as it did when this photo was made.  I have been scanning a good number of negatives and slides that I have run across cleaning up recently, so I will have a lot to post in the next few months.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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March 29, 2013 at 11:08 am

Finian’s Rainbow …

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This is the cast from the play ” Finian’s Rainbow ” put on by the chorus of Pensacola High School.  I am not sure of the year, but it is either 1969 or 1970.  I have a 1970 Pensacola Annona yearbook and I will go back to see if that was the year.  I do not have any close-ups of the actors, only group views.  I have several other negatives and I will see what other groups are there.  I recognize on of the girls in the group and I think that she was a year or two older than me.  If anyone remembers this play from PHS, please let us hear from you.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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March 20, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Pensacola Beach House …

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This was made back in the early 1960’s.  A family named “King” owned this house that was located on the Gulf.  I can remember my parent’s renting houses like this when I was growing up and how much fun we had staying at the beach for a week.  It was always the highlight of my summer.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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February 3, 2013 at 10:29 am

More Skiing on Bayou Texar …

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I do not know these skiers, but it is more interesting to look at how Bayou Texar has changed.  Just looking at all of the trees on either side gives you a feel that their are not that many homes on the Bayou.  When in fact the Bayou had homes on almost all of the lots going from the Cervantes Street bridge all of the way to the 12TH Avenue Street bridge.

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One thing that you do notice is the lack of boat houses on the Bayou.  Most homes had a small dock, but there did not seem to be a lot of boat houses … now some of the boat houses are large enough for you to live in.

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Thanks for looking and please let us hear from you … Frank

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January 13, 2013 at 11:06 am

PHS Basball From The 1960’s …

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I do not know who these PHS baseball players are, but I just thought that they look interesting.  The football stadium in the background looks out of place, now I believe that this whole area has been paved and made into a parking lot.

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No idea who the pitcher is, but it looks as if the football team is practicing in the background.

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This is Coach Shorty Ward, I had put Coach Haines originally, and someone corrected me, which is what I hope you will do will I misappropriately identify someone or some place  .  I know that my father thought a lot of the man and any time that his name is mentioned, everyone speaks very highly of the Coach.  But for that matter of fact, any time that a PHS coach is mentioned, no matter how tough he might have been, all of their ex-players hold them in high regards.  That is it for baseball now, I have many more that I plan to post but most of them are not in good condition.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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January 13, 2013 at 10:30 am

Out West … Again …

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I have been going through old 120 film strips that my father shot out west somewhere.  I do not have a clue where they were made ( as usual ) , but they are still interesting  to me.  These were made way before the interstate system was started and you took two lane roads through small towns, deserts, whatever.  Back then you used to see and experience America, however it was slower.  Now, everyone is in a hurry to get to their destination and all of these places are just areas on a map.

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Here is a ferry somewhere out West … who knows, this could be the Mississippi River, but I sort of doubt it.

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Two lane black-top was all you had for the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s until the interstate was built.  No wonder it would take you almost two weeks to get across America from Jacksonville to Los Angeles.  That is all I have for these images.  Let me hear what you think … thanks for looking, Frank

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December 30, 2012 at 10:15 am

Navy Point Stores …

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This has been sitting around for some time and I have been meaning to post it some time ago.  This is a view from the inside of the Navy Point Store.  I have posted a view of the outside a year or so back, but this is one of the few that I have found that was made inside.  I think this was made for a yearbook ad back in the 1960’s … not sure if it was for the PHS or the Escambia High Yearbook.  As usual, I have no idea who the girls are.  I have several others that were made at this time that I will post later … thanks for looking, Frank.

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December 21, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Miami Beach in the 1960’s …

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I posted a photo similar to this one earlier, but I looked at this negative and it looked a little sharper and clearer, so I just decided to post it again ( I have found some more negative strips taken in Miami during the 1950’s and have been working them up, so check back ) .  This is the FountainBleau Hotel in Miami Beach.   I think I can see Sammy, Dino and Frank in one of those windows looking out over the boulevard, maybe looking out for Meyer Lansky or one of his other men.   You can never be to sure back in the 1950’s … Las Vegas was still new and was not drawing the crowds that Miami was back then.  And besides, if the action was not happening here, you could just hop over to Havana and keep the party going.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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November 28, 2012 at 8:14 pm

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