Group Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
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Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
Physical Description: 6 v. : ; 39 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida State Advertising Commission
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: 1948-1949?]
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General Note: Issued separately for Florida cities in cooperation with local chambers of commerce and varied agencies.
General Note: In loose-leaf binders.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00075576
Volume ID: VID00171
Source Institution: University of Florida
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PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA

Bay County



Part A--General Information


1. Location

Panama City is in "est Florida, 103 miles southeast of Pensacola, 98 miles
southwest of Tallahassee and 98 miles south of Dothan. It is on Saint An-
drews Bay and a short distance from the Gulf of Mexico. The elevation is
14 feet.

2. Transportation

Local bus service: Local bus service is available in Panama City and to the
suburbs and Gulf beaches.

Highway: U. S. Highways 98 and 231 enter Panama City and Florida Highways
22 and 77 pass nearby.

Rail: The Atlanta and Saint Andrews Bay Railway provides rail service.

Intercity bus service: Bus service is provided by Modern Coach Corporation,
Alaga Coach Lines and Coastal Stages.

Air: Scheduled passenger air service is not available in Panama City.

Charter flight operators: Reaver Air Service, operates a charter flight
service.

Passenger boat lines: None.

3. Population


Total county

Total city

4. Climate


1948 Estimate

45,000

27,000


1945 Census

43,188

23,914


1940 Census

20,686

11,610


Normal
Temperature

January 53.2
February 54.8
March 61.6
April 67.2
May 74.8
June 80.6


Normal
Rainfall

3.64
4.36
3.54
2.98
4.09
4.70


July
August
September
October
November
December
Annual


Normal
Temperature

81.9
81.4
78.9
70.0
60.2
53.8
68.2


5. Maior Sources of Income

Tourists, International Ppper Company, Army Base (Tyndall Field), Navy Base,
and fishing industry are the major sources of income.

6. Newspapers

Daily: Panama City News-Herald.

7. Radio Stations

Stption WDLP operates on a frequency of 590 kilocycles, with power of 1000
watts. It is a member of the Mutual Network.


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Normal
Rainfall

7.55
8.35
6.11
4.24
3.23
5.07
57.86


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PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA

8. Private Schools and Colleges

Murrow Business School.

Part B---Recreation and Entertainment

1. Special Events

Outboard motor races every Sunday.

2. Athletic Events

The Pro-Am Golf Tournament is held annually in April. Regattas are in June
and September.

3. Commercial Attractions

None.

4. Tourist Clubs

None.

5. Recreational Clubs

Panama City Country Club and Saint Andrews Bay Yacht Club.

6. Civic Organizations

Rotary, Kiwanis, Woman's Club, Junior Woman's Club, Pilot Club, Elks, Moose,
Boatmen's Association, Garden Club and Lions.

7. Fraternal Organizations

Elks, Masons, and Moose.

8. Organized Entertainment

None.

9. Recreational Facilities

Panama City Country Club, 18-hole golf course, and Gulf beaches.

10. Hunting

Ducks, geese, quail and doves are found in this area. It is approximately 10
miles to unposted hunting grounds. Hunting lodges and guides are not avail-
able in Panama City.

11. Fishing

Various salt water fish are caught in the Gulf of Mexico. Fresh water fish
are caught in the many lakes and streams in this area. Fresh water fishing
camps are:

Bear Creek Camp, hotel accommodations, and cottages, 18 miles northwest of
Panama City.
Dead Lakes, hotel accommodations and cottages, 28 miles northeast of Panama
City.
Sandy Creek, 18 miles southeast of Panama City.
Oliver Creek, 8 miles north of Panama City.
Bay City Fish Camp, on Jackson river, cottages, 40 miles northeast of
Panama City,
Mullins Camp, on Pine Log Creek, cottages, 45 miles northeast of Panama City.
The Bluff Fishing Lodge, on Lake 1'imbeco, cottages, 46 miles northeast of
Panama City.




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PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA

11. Fishing (Cont,)

Fishing season opens June 14. (Closed to all fresh water fishing during
April and May,)

Information on rates and reservations for deep sea fishing can be obtained
from:

Captain W. B. Caswell, Sr., 340 Massalina Drive, Panama City.
C. S. Anderson & Sons, daily trips from Anderson Pier, west of City Docks.
George W. Davis, "Dixie Queen", largest boat on the Saint Andrews Bay, leaves
7:30 a.m. and returns 5:30 p.m.
William R. Hall, pleasure, trolling and fishing, Captain E. G. Blackwell, 122
Cove Boulevard.
IMrs. Alma (Zack) Knowles, fishing season from April 1st to October 15th, Post
Office Box 1013.
Captain Richard E. New, deep sea trolling on the "Ronnie E", at Anderson Pier,
Captain B. C. Raffield, deep sea trolling and fishing on the boat "Swan",
charter trips, East Beach Drive, near Raffield Fish Market.
Captain Ray Patrick, deep sea fishing and trolling, fresh water fishing during
winter.
Street & Holly, open and chartered trips sailing from Baywood Park Pier at
7:30 a.m.

12. Churches

Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, Presbyterian, Seventh Day Adventist, Church of
Christ, Christian Scientist, Episcopal and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints denominations have services in Panama City.

Part C---Accommodations
1. Hotels
Hotels in Panama City are Bay Hotel, Bay Shore Apartments, Cove 1otel, Deloris
Hotel, Dixie-Sherman Hotel, Edgewater Hotel, Elizabeth Hotel Ensley Hotel,
Marie Hotel, Moss Terrace Hotel, Scenic Hotel (Saint Andrews Seaside Inn,
Sellers Inn, Southern Hotel, Saint Andrews Hotel.
Hotels on Panama City Beach are Panama City Beach Hotel, The Patio Hotel and
Cottages and the Riptide Hotel.
2. Tourist Courts
Tourist courts in Panama City are Baywood Park Tourist Cottages, Box 267;
Hoffman Cottages; Little Dothan Cottages, Box 22; Log Cabins; Mann's Tourist
Cottages; Pilcher Cottages, Beck Street, Saint Andrews; Tween Bay Cottages,
Saint Andrews; Treasure Cove Cottages; Franklin Tourist Court.
Tourist courts on beaches are Edgewater Gulf Beach Apartments, Long Beech;
Laguna Beach Cottages, Laguna Beach; Larkway Villis, Box 1000, Panama City;
Long Beach Resort, Box 150, Panama City Beach, McElvey Apartments, Panama City
Beach; McGee & Sons Cottages, Hahama Beach; Panama City Beach Resort, Panama
City Beach; Santa Monica Beach, Panama City.
3. Trailer Courts
Davis Trailer Court, 8th and Grace Avenue; Baywood Park, U. S. Highway 98,
Saint Andrews; All-State Trailer Park, East 6th Street; Mann's Trailer Park,
Saint Andrews; Hanson's Trailer Park, Saint Andrews; Little Dothan Tourist Court.
4. Other Accommodations
Further information on guest homes, apartments, and houses can be obtained from
the Chamber of Commerce.
5. Specialized Eatine Places
Name Speciality
Mattie's Tavern Fried chicken, hushpuppies
Carson's Steaks, seafoods




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