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Escambia County Commissioners …

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IMG_3936 Escambia County Commisioners 1920's_RTP _SFW

This is a photograph of the Escambia County Commissioners.  The year is unknown … but if I had to guess, I would say sometime in the 1920’s.  One of these men was my grandfather, H.B. Hardy’s  brother – L.W. Hardy.  I do not know which one he was.  The purpose of posting this photo is to show how things got done ninety years or so ago … a group of men sat down at an old wooden table, in old wooden chairs talking to one another, face to face.  Anyone that wanted to sit in and listen could just take a seat in a line of chairs against the back wall.  If you had a question, you asked it… Sunshine Law, you mean they needed a law to let the sun shine in?  I bet they would even let a reporter from the paper sit in, and if he brought along a box of cigars, he might even be allowed to ask a question.  Doing business with the county commissioners has certainly changed a lot in the last ninety years.  No longer is it how can we help you, the taxpayer, but what can you, the taxpayer, do for your county commissioner?  What, no cash donation at election time?  Money talks … yes, if you want my attention, there is something you can do to get me to pay attention .  If anyone knows anything about the photo above, please share it with us.  I do not know if this photo is even hanging up down at the Escambia County Courthouse somewhere … so if you can tell me that, also, please do.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

And Let The Sun Shine In ….

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