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Happy 74th Birthday to the USO …

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USO 8_RTP_7 Feb 15 _ SFW

I was reading the cartoon ” Beetle Bailey ” this morning in the Pensacola News Journal  and he was wishing the the USO a happy 74th birthday in the only way that Sarge would let him … with a sign on a cross-country march!  I had a few more photos from a ceremony at the local USO building in downtown Pensacola from back in the 1950’s that I had not posted before.  So I found them and here they are.  I did not get any comments from the earlier USO post that I made, so I have no clue who any of these people are or what the function is that they are having, but whatever it was, it sure looked nice.  And fun!  Here are a couple more photos and without any further comments or ado ( I still have not figured out what that means either ) …

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If anyone knows anything about this event from back in the 1950’s, please let us know.  I am kind of curious myself about it … personally, I might venture a guess and say that this event might have been held for the grand opening of the USO building that was located in downtown Pensacola on Spring Street, but as usual that is entirely a guess.  Believe it or not, I had only been in that building one time myself and it after it was the USO and it became a surplus warehouse for Escambia County.  Thanks again for looking and like I said earlier I welcome all comments, so please let us hear from you.  Please check back and thanks again … Frank

Pensacola USO in the 1950’s …

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USO 1 _ RTP_ 18 Dec 14 _ SFW

I do not know what the ceremony here portrays, but it looks like it might be a July 4th celebration since I see some lady dressed up as the Statue of Liberty.  The ceremony looks as if it were held in the building on Spring Street that was once the USO Building.  I think it now is a storage / supply building that Escambia County uses for surplus office equipment.  There were 15 or 16 negatives in the envelope, but I only bothered to work-up around four of the negatives … I might do some more later, but they seem to be all about the same as these.  I am sure that some of you will recognize some familiar faces in these crowd shots.  I am also not exactly sure of the date.  Sometime in the 1950’s seems like a good guess …


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OK, I had done five of these images, so  I believe that I have eleven more to do.  I have a box full of new negatives to scan and I will start work on them next year.  I am up to almost four hundred posts and I am not sure of the total number of prints, but I would guess close to eight hundred images.  I hope everyone has a safe and happy new years.  This year 2014 has really flown by, however 2015 is starting out slow for me.  Please check back and if anyone recognizes any of these individuals let us know … Frank

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