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Pensacola, Florida, USA

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Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, USA
The history of Pensacola, Florida begins long before the official founding of the modern city in 1698. The area around present-day Pensacola was inhabited by Native American peoples thousands of years before the historical era. The historical era begins with the arrival of Spanish explorers in the 16th century. In 1559 Tristan de Luna established a short-lived settlement at Pensacola Bay which became one of the first European-established settlements in what is now the continental United States; however, it was soon abandoned. In the late 17th century the Spanish returned to the area to found the modern Pensacola as an outpost from which to defend their claims to Spanish Florida. The city's strategic but isolated position led to it changing hands among different Western powers a number of times; at different times it was held by the Spanish, the French, the British, the United States, and the Confederate States of America.wikipedia


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Pensacola, Florida, USA - 1908 advertisement

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July 4, 1908
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1908 advertisement

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1559 - August 14 - Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay,Fla
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1559 - Hurricane wrecks Spanish expedition
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1698 - Pensacola founded
First established by Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano in 1559; abandoned in 1561. Permanently...Read MORE...

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

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

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

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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.

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

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1906
Pensacola, a city, port of entry, and the capital of Escambia co., Fla., on the N. shore of...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...Read MORE...

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

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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...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.

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

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