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Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA

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Where is Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA? 

Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, USA
The city was co-founded by John C. Williams, formerly of Detroit, who purchased the land in 1876, and by Peter Demens, who was instrumental in bringing the terminus of a railroad there in 1888. St. Petersburg was incorporated on February 29, 1892, when it had a population of only some 300 people.

It was named after Saint Petersburg, Russia, where Peter Demens had spent half of his youth. A local legend says that John C. Williams and Peter Demens flipped a coin to see who would have the honor of naming the city.wikipedia


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

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

Saint Peters Episcopal Church
Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA - First National Bank
Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA

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1892 - February 29 - St. Petersburg, Florida is incorporated.

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St. Petersburg, FL - Travel Thru History


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1906
Saint Petersburg, a banking post-town of Hillsboro co., Fla., on Tampa Bay and on the Atlantic...Read MORE...

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...Read MORE...

News  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 ...Read MORE...

News  1922 - ATTACKED BY FISH, YOUNG LADY DIES
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 17. — Supposedly attacked by barracuda, a species of carnivorous fish,...Read MORE...

1953 - May 31 - WSUN TV channel 38 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (IND) 1st broadcast

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News  1955 - Fall Proves Fatal
St. Petersburg, Fla., (AP) – Mack HOPEEN, 37, a construction worker, rolled off a divan where he...Read MORE...

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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