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Fiesta Parade …

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Here is another Fiesta Parade photo … I would just guess this to be 1959.  It is a decent shot of downtown Pensacola looking south on Palafox.  Thanks for looking …

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April 3, 2012 at 8:40 pm

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

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

Jimmy Cagney In Pensacola …

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Back in the ” good old days ” the Fiesta used to bring in celebrities to be in their parades and that is what I think ( not positive ) Jimmy Cagney was here for.  I do not think he was here for the making of a movie, but I could be wrong.  This is the corner of Palafox and Gregory Streets … you can see the drug store that was on corner and I cannot remember the name for the life of me.  If anyone was at the parade and remembers Jimmy, please let us hear from you.  Thanks for looking …

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August 7, 2011 at 9:42 am

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