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History of Pensacola, Florida, USA

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Pensacola, Florida, USA

Pensacola, Escambia, FL

Pensacola is nicknamed "The City of Five Flags", due to the five governments that have ruled it during its history: the flags of Spain (Castile), France, Great Britain, the United States of America and the Confederate States of America. Other nicknames include "World's Whitest Beaches" (due to the white sand of Florida panhandle beaches), "Cradle of Naval Aviation", "Western Gate to the Sunshine State", "America's First Settlement", "Emerald Coast", "Red Snapper Capital of the World", and "P-Cola".


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  • 1559 - August 14 - Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay,Fla
    historyorb.com

    1559 - Hurricane wrecks Spanish expedition
    A Spanish fleet of 74 ships sent to recapture Florida sailed into a hurricane. Most of...Read MORE...


  • 1698 - Pensacola founded
    First established by Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano in 1559; abandoned in 1561. Permanently established in 1698.
    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1812 - War of 1812
    During the War of 1812, Spain allowed Britain to use Pensacola as a naval base.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ florida.html

  • 1814 - Naval Base Captured
    American troops captured the naval base in Pensacola.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ florida.html

  • 1854 - Pensacola
    Pensaco'la, a port of entry and capital of Escambia county, Florida, is situated on the W. shore of Pensacola bay, about 10 miles from the Gulf of...Read MORE...


  • News 1861 - September 13 - 1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate "Colorado" sinks privateer "Judah" off Pensacola, Fla

    historyorb.com
    September 13, 1861

  • February 13, 1889 - It was the coldest morning of record along the Gulf Coast. The temperature dipped to 7 above zero at Pensacola FL.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • News 1893 - Yellow Jack
    Its Appearance at Pensacola, Fla., Officially Reported

    PENSACOLA, Fla., Aug. 9. - The Escambia county board of health issued the following...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Pensacola
    Pensaco'la, a port of entry and the capital of Escambia co., Fla., on the N. shore of Pensacola Bay, about 10 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 50...Read MORE...


  • Pensacola, Florida, USA
    Pensacola Light House, 1905
    Postcard
  • News 1906 - DELUGE FOLLOWS FATAL HURRICANE; USE STREET BOATS. THIRTY KNOWN DEAD NEAR PENSACOLA, WITH LOSS OF $8,000,000.
    Pensacola, Fla., (via Flomaton, Ala., by courier)
    Sept. 29. - Flood followed hurricane wind, and rain this morning, and the city tonight is nearly...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Pensacola, a city, port of entry, and the capital of Escambia co., Fla., on the N. shore of Pensacola Bay, about 10 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and ...Read MORE...


  • Pensacola, Florida, USA
    Fort Mc Rae
    Postcard
  • Pensacola, Florida, USA
    Life Saving Station on Santa Rosa Island, Pensacola, Fla., 1907
    Postcard
  • Pensacola, Florida, USA
    Y.M.C.A., 1907
    Postcard
  • Pensacola, Florida, USA
    1908 advertisement

    M. A. Baker & Co. Manufacturers
    Seamless Turpentine Stills
    Pensacola, Fla.

    The Pensacola Journal
    Pensacola, Florida
    July 4, 1908
    Advertisement
  • Pensacola, Florida, USA
    The Casino. Florida's Newest Playground. Pensacola, Florida
    Postcard
  • Pensacola, Florida, USA
    Elks' Hall and Osceola Club House
    Postcard
  • Pensacola, Florida, USA
    Historic Fort San Carlos and Fort Barrancas
    Postcard
  • Pensacola, Florida, USA
    Taking Logs up to Mill to be sawed into Lumber, Pensacola, Fla.
    Postcard
  • 1917 - September 28 - A hurricane hit Pensacola, FL. Winds gusted to 95 mph, and the barometric pressure dipped to 28.50 inches.

    The Weather Channel

  • Pensacola, Florida, USA
    San Carlos Hotel
    Postcard
  • Pensacola, Florida, USA
    Sun and Surf Bathing on the Beautiful White Sands at Pensacola Beach, Fla. "On the Gulf of Mexico"
    Postcard
  • Pensacola, Florida, USA
    McIlwain Memorial Presbyterian Church
    Postcard
  • News 1926 - Five Believed Buried Under Factory Ruins Firemen Continue to battle $200,000 Blaze Started by Blast
    Ten Are Injured In Mystery Accident
    Cause of Tragedy Undetermined by Heads of Business

    Pensacola, Fla., Jan. 2.-(AP)-With the known dead...Read MORE...


  • 1926 - September 20 - A hurricane which hit Miami, FL, on the 18th, pounded Pensacola with wind gusts to 152 mph. Winds raged in excess of 100 mph for four hours, and above 75 mph for 20 hours.

    The Weather Channel

  • Pensacola, Florida, USA
    Sanders Beach
    Postcard
  • Pensacola, Florida, USA
    Azalea Motel
    Postcard
  • Pensacola, Florida, USA
    Scenic Highway along Pensacola Bay
    Postcard
  • Pensacola, Florida, USA
    Palafox Street
    Postcard
  • Pensacola, Florida, USA
    Aerial View of Pensacola
    Navy Planes over Pensacola, Fla.
    Postcard
  • Pensacola, Florida, USA
    Boat Basin, U.S. Naval Air Station
    Postcard
  • 1954 - January 13 - WEAR TV channel 3 in Pensacola-Mobile, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com



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Pensacola Light House, 1905
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Fort Mc Rae
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Life Saving Station on Santa Rosa Island, Pensacola, Fla., 1907
Postcard

Pensacola, Florida, USA
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Y.M.C.A., 1907
Postcard

Pensacola, Florida, USA
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1908 advertisement

M. A. Baker & Co. Manufacturers
Seamless Turpentine Stills
Pensacola, Fla.

The Pensacola Journal
Pensacola, Florida
July 4, 1908
Advertisement

Pensacola, Florida, USA
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The Casino. Florida's Newest Playground. Pensacola, Florida
Postcard



Pensacola, Florida, USA
Pinterest
Elks' Hall and Osceola Club House
Postcard

Pensacola, Florida, USA
Pinterest
Historic Fort San Carlos and Fort Barrancas
Postcard

Pensacola, Florida, USA
Pinterest
Taking Logs up to Mill to be sawed into Lumber, Pensacola, Fla.
Postcard

Pensacola, Florida, USA
Pinterest
San Carlos Hotel
Postcard

Pensacola, Florida, USA
Pinterest
Sun and Surf Bathing on the Beautiful White Sands at Pensacola Beach, Fla. "On the Gulf of Mexico"
Postcard

Pensacola, Florida, USA
Pinterest
McIlwain Memorial Presbyterian Church
Postcard

Pensacola, Florida, USA
Pinterest
Azalea Motel
Postcard

Pensacola, Florida, USA
Pinterest
Sanders Beach
Postcard



Pensacola, Florida, USA
Pinterest
Scenic Highway along Pensacola Bay
Postcard

Pensacola, Florida, USA
Pinterest
Palafox Street
Postcard

Pensacola, Florida, USA
Pinterest
Aerial View of Pensacola
Navy Planes over Pensacola, Fla.
Postcard

Pensacola, Florida, USA
Pinterest
Boat Basin, U.S. Naval Air Station
Postcard
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History and News of Pensacola, Florida, USA

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  • 1559 - August 14 - Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay,Fla
    historyorb.com

    1559 - Hurricane wrecks Spanish expedition
    A Spanish fleet of 74 ships sent to recapture Florida sailed into a hurricane. Most of... Read MORE...

  • 1698 - Pensacola founded
    First established by Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano in 1559; abandoned in 1561. Permanently established in 1698.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1812 - War of 1812
    During the War of 1812, Spain allowed Britain to use Pensacola as a naval base.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ florida.html
  • 1814 - Naval Base Captured
    American troops captured the naval base in Pensacola.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ florida.html
  • 1854 - Pensacola
    Pensaco'la, a port of entry and capital of Escambia county, Florida, is situated on the W. shore of Pensacola bay, about 10 miles from the Gulf of... Read MORE...

  • News  1861 - September 13 - 1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate "Colorado" sinks privateer "Judah" off Pensacola, Fla

    historyorb.com
    September 13, 1861
  • February 13, 1889 - It was the coldest morning of record along the Gulf Coast. The temperature dipped to 7 above zero at Pensacola FL.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • News  1893 - Yellow Jack
    Its Appearance at Pensacola, Fla., Officially Reported

    PENSACOLA, Fla., Aug. 9. - The Escambia county board of health issued the following... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Pensacola
    Pensaco'la, a port of entry and the capital of Escambia co., Fla., on the N. shore of Pensacola Bay, about 10 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 50... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Pensacola, a city, port of entry, and the capital of Escambia co., Fla., on the N. shore of Pensacola Bay, about 10 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and ... Read MORE...

  • News  1906 - DELUGE FOLLOWS FATAL HURRICANE; USE STREET BOATS. THIRTY KNOWN DEAD NEAR PENSACOLA, WITH LOSS OF $8,000,000.
    Pensacola, Fla., (via Flomaton, Ala., by courier)
    Sept. 29. - Flood followed hurricane wind, and rain this morning, and the city tonight is nearly... Read MORE...

  • 1917 - September 28 - A hurricane hit Pensacola, FL. Winds gusted to 95 mph, and the barometric pressure dipped to 28.50 inches.

    The Weather Channel
  • News  1926 - Five Believed Buried Under Factory Ruins Firemen Continue to battle $200,000 Blaze Started by Blast
    Ten Are Injured In Mystery Accident
    Cause of Tragedy Undetermined by Heads of Business

    Pensacola, Fla., Jan. 2.-(AP)-With the known dead... Read MORE...

  • 1926 - September 20 - A hurricane which hit Miami, FL, on the 18th, pounded Pensacola with wind gusts to 152 mph. Winds raged in excess of 100 mph for four hours, and above 75 mph for 20 hours.

    The Weather Channel
  • 1954 - January 13 - WEAR TV channel 3 in Pensacola-Mobile, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com

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