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Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA - Heavy Traffic on the Recreation Pier, St. Petersburg, Fla. The Sunshine City

Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, FL

The Pinellas Trail, a 47 mile hiking/ biking trail connecting St. Petersburg with Central and north Pinellas County, is the longest urban linear trail in the eastern United States.

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Heavy Traffic on the Recreation Pier, St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Heavy Traffic on the Recreation Pier, St. Petersburg, Fla. "The Sunshine City"
Saint Peters Episcopal Church
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Saint Peters Episcopal Church
Central Avenue from 3rd Street
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Central Avenue from 3rd Street
First National Bank
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Beach Drive from Fifth Avenue
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Beach Drive from Fifth Avenue
Million Dollar Senior High School
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Million Dollar Senior High School
Vinoy Park Hotel
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Vinoy Park Hotel
First Church of Christ, Scientist
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First Church of Christ, Scientist
Mound Park Hospital
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Mound Park Hospital
Madeira Beach Shopping Center, Holiday Isles
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Madeira Beach Shopping Center, Holiday Isles
Airplane View of Million Dollar Recreation Pier
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Airplane View of Million Dollar Recreation Pier
Famous Green Benches
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1892 - February 29 - St. Petersburg, Florida is incorporated.

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1906
Saint Petersburg, a banking post-town of Hillsboro co., Fla., on Tampa Bay and on the Atlantic Coast Line, 31 miles S. of Tarpon Springs. It has ice and cigar-factories and is a shipping point for salt-water fish. It is a summer and winter-resort. Pop. in 1900, 1575.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
1914 - The world's first scheduled commercial airline flight occurred in Florida on January 1, 1914.
Young aviator Tony Jannus made history when he flew the world's first scheduled passenger service airline flight from St. Petersburg's downtown yacht basin to Tampa.
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1921 - SOUTH FLORIDA COUNTS LOSSES. Gulf Hurricane Does Great Damage. TAMPA SUFFERS MOST. Gale Wipes Out Small Obstacles in Path but Few Lives Are Lost.
...Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 26. - The entire waterfront of St. Petersburg was wiped out by the gulf storm yesterday, the worst gale the city has ever expressed, according to a message received by the Times-Union tonight from Thomas W. Parking of St. Petersburg, deputy license collector of Pinellas county.

Passagrille was reported as wiped out, he said. His telegram follows.
"Came from St. Petersburg to Brooksville in Ford car; only means get wire connections. The city badly damaged and observations coming through county 90 per cent, citrus fruit gone. Reports say 10:30 a. m., Passagrille absolutely wiped out. Entire St. Petersburg waterfront wiped out. All previous storms to comparison. Town in total darkness for three days."...
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Columbia, South Carolina
October 27, 1921
1922 - ATTACKED BY FISH, YOUNG LADY DIES
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 17. — Supposedly attacked by barracuda, a species of carnivorous fish, while swimming near the municipal pier today, Miss Dorothy MacLatchie, a high school student, received injuries which proved fatal after she was brought ashore. Miss MacLatchie, who was considered an expert swimmer, was with a friend when bitten by the fish, and was towed more than half a mile by her companion before the latter’s cries for aid were heard.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
June 18, 1922
1953 - May 31 - WSUN TV channel 38 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (IND) 1st broadcast

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1955 - Fall Proves Fatal
St. Petersburg, Fla., (AP) – Mack HOPEEN, 37, a construction worker, rolled off a divan where he was sleeping, struck his neck on the ragged edge of a coffee can used as an ash tray and bled to death. He severed the jugular vein in his neck and died 35 minutes later.
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Abilene, Texas
August 24, 1955
1970 - September 7 - A lightning bolt struck a group of football players at Gibbs High School in Saint Petersburg FL, killing two persons and injuring 22 others. All the thirty-eight players and four coaches were knocked off their feet.

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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and activities to enjoy in Saint Petersburg:
1. St. Pete Beach: Start your visit with some relaxation on the pristine white sands of St. Pete Beach. It's consistently ranked among the top beaches in the United States, offering sunbathing, swimming, and water sports.

2. Fort De Soto Park: Explore the natural beauty of Fort De Soto Park, known for its beaches, bird watching, and historic fort. It's a great place for picnics, hiking, and kayaking.

3. The Dali Museum: Discover the surreal world of Salvador Dali at The Dali Museum. This iconic museum houses the largest collection of Dali's works outside of Europe and is a must-visit for art enthusiasts.

4. Chihuly Collection: Marvel at the stunning glass art created by Dale Chihuly at the Chihuly Collection. The intricate glass sculptures are displayed in a beautifully designed space.

5. Sunken Gardens: Stroll through the lush Sunken Gardens, a historic botanical garden featuring tropical plants, flamingos, and a butterfly garden.

6. Museum of Fine Arts: Explore a... Read MORE...

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