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?]
General Note: Issued separately for Florida cities in cooperation with local chambers of commerce and varied agencies.
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Escambia County

Part A---General Information

1. Location

Pensacola is in West Florida, 64 miles southeast of Mobile, Alabama, 184
miles southwest of Montgomery, Alabama, and 389 miles west of Jacksonville.
Pensacola is on Pensacola Bay and Escambia Bay and near the Gulf of Mexico,
Topography of Escambia County has two divisions. One consists of territory
enclosed by waters of the Escambia Bay, Gulf, Pensacola Bay and Perdido Bay,
running inland 20 miles. The section is mostly level with an elevation of
about 100 feet above sea level. North of this area county is hilly, un-
dulations increasing as one goes north.

2. Transportation

Local bus service: Pensacola has 34 buses used for local service to subur-
ban areas within a ten mile radius of city limits.

Highways: U. S. Highway 29,90 and 98 enter Pensacola.

Rail: Louisville & Nashville Railroad and Saint Louis San Francisco Rail-
way provide rail service.

Intercity bus service: Intercity bus service is provided by Greyhound Lines,
Capitol Motor Lines, Monroeville Bus Company and National Trailways.

Air: National Airlines and Eastern Air Lines provide air transportation.

Boat lines: Delta Lines, Agent John A. Merrit Co., Pensacola, provides boat
service to South America (Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janiero, Recife,

3. Population

1948 Estimate 1945 Census 1940 Census

Total county 120,000 105,262 74,667

Total city 76,686* 72,507* 52,059

Includes some suburbs immediately adjacent to City Limits.

4. Climate

(Based on U. S. Weather Bureau records for a 66 year period.)

Normal Normal Normal Normal
Temperature Rainfall Tomperature Rainfall

January 53.1 4.25 July 80.8 6.94
February 55.3 4.35 August 80.9 7.83
March 60.5 4.93 September 78.2 5.53
April 66.8 4.19 October 69.9 4.02
May 73.6 3.69 November 60.2 3.61
June 79.5 4.74 December 54.3 4.52
Annual 67.7 58.60
5. History
Smithsonian Institute report states that Pensacola's name was derived from
the name of an Indian tribe, the Panzacolas, that was living here when the
Spaniards discovered Pensacola Bay. Most interesting historical landmarks
that are still in existence are the old forts at Barrancas, one of which was
built in 1787. The forts are open to visitors. These forts adjoin the
Pensacola navall Air Station which is of interest to visitors. Pensacola's
history dates to 1559 when Tristan de Luna established the first white
settlement in North America.


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5. HistoEZ (Cont.)

Previous to that date many Spanish explorers had sailed into Pensacola Bay.
Captured by the French in 1719, Pensacola changed hands three times during
that year, for the Spanish came back and drove out the French, only later to
be driven out again by the French. In 1724 by treaty Pensacola was restored
to Spain. Purchased by the British in 1763 it became the capital of British
Host Florida. Eighteen years later Spain again captured the city. Andrew
Jackson took the city in 1814 and seven years later it was ceded with all
Florida to the United States. Confederate troops captured the city in 1861,

6. Major Sources of Income

The Florida Pulp and Paper mill and the adjacent Alabama Pulp and Paper mill
are two of the largest employers in this area. The Alabama Pulp and Paper
mill has just started operating the largest multi-walled paper bag plant in
the United States. Two large fishing fleets from Pensacola sail regularly
to the Campeche Banks for red snapper. The Naval Air Training Bases at
Pensacola represent a $35,000,000 a year business. Also, Pensacola benefits
from the large Army Air Base at Eglin Field. Several large chemical plants
are major employers,

7. Newspapers

Name Te Circulation

News-Journal Twice daily 26,060 morning
21,993 evening
Pensacola Courier (Negro) Daily
Pensacola Times Weekly 5,000
Pensacola Standard Weekly 2,175
West Pensacola Press Weekly 3,800

8. Radio Stations

Call Letters Freauency Watts Network

WCOA & WCOA-FM 1370 5000 NBC
WBSR 1450 250 ABC
WEAR 1490 250 Mutual

9. Private Schools and Colleges


Part B---Recreation and Entertainment

i. Special Events


2. Athletic Events

Pensacola has high school and Naval Air Training Bases football games during
season. Amateur tennis tournaments are conducted by the Pensacola Tennis
Association. Pensacola is the spring training base of Nashville Vols of
Southern Association. Pensacola Fliers baseball team is a member of the
Southeastern League.

3. Commercial Attractions

Pensacola Kennel Club has greyhound racing from April 30 to June 21 and from
September 9 to October 30. Dog races are held Monday through Saturday nights.
Pensacola Motor Speedway has midget auto races. Admission for adults, 850;
children, 354.

4. Tourist Clubs

Pensacola has no organized tourist clubs.




5. Recreational Clubs

Pensacola Country Club, private membership, large clubhouse on Pensacola Bay,
with 18-hole golf course.
Pensacola Yacht Club, private membership, large clubhouse on Pensacola Bay.
Pensacola Camera Club, amateur photography group. Visitors welcome.
Sanders Beach, city-operated, swimming, tennis courts, dancing, community
sings, active chess, checker, domino, clubs. All facilities free of charge.
Proptwisters Club, model plane hobby group. Flight field on Murray Boulevard,
Visitors welcome.

6. Civic Organizations

Name Day & Time-of Meeting Place of Meeting

Civitans Monday 1:00 p.m. San Carlos Hotel
Rotary Tuesday 1:00 p.m. San Carlos Hotel
Kiwanis Wednesday 1:00 p.m. San Carlos Hotel
Pilot Club Wednesday 1:00 p.m. San Carlos Hotel
Exchange Club Wednesday 12:15 p.m. San Carlos Hotel
Lions Club Friday 1:00 p.m. San Carlos Hotel
Business & Professional
Women's Club 2nd Monday Army-Navy YMCA
Woman's Club 1120 E. Gregory
(Various others such as Garden Clubs, Scouting groups, a variety of hobby
groups such as amateur photography, bird lovers, model airplane, dog
fanciers, etc.)

7. Fraternal Organizations

Name Day & Time of Meeting Place of Meeting

Elks Elks club, 222 W.
Masons 51- E. Garden
Odd Fellows Belmont & Baylen Sts.
Am-Vets 2nd & 4th Monday
7:45 p.m. 21-g W. Romana
American Legion Barrancas Avenue
V. F. W. 236 W. Garden
Progress Club 101 W. Jackson
Shriners 1051- W. Garden

8. Organized Entertainment

Regular scheduled folk dancing, square dancing are held at city parks. Little
Theater is active. Pensacola Music Association brings nationally-known
artists to Pensacola. Tickets may be purchased at door.

9. Recreational Facilities

Bayview Park is city operated and has swimming, seven tennis courts, facil-
ities for chess, checkers, dominoes, etc., supervised play and adult rec-
reation program of square dancing. All facilities are free.
Sanders Beach is city operated and has swimming, playground equipment and
adult recreation program scheduled. All facilities are free.
Osceola Country Club is city owned and operated. An 18-hole gold course, $1
greens fee, is in good condition and open to public. Professionals on
duty. Has clubhouse and eating facilities.

10. Hunting

Quail, dove, squirrel and door are found in this area. Hunting guides and
hunting lodges are not available in Pensacola.

11. Fishing
Fresh water bream and trout are caught in Beck's Lake. Fresh and salt water
fish are caught in the Escambia River. Salt water trout, snapper, mullet,
tarpon, bonito, crevalla, sheepshead, flounder, mackerel and pompano are
caught in the Pensacola Bay, Gulf of Mexico and Escambia Bay.



11. Fishing (Cont.)

Fishing camps in the immediate vicinity are not open to the public. There
are many private camps. Boats are for hire at Pensacola Bay and Escambia
Bay, Gulf of Mexico, Escambia River and Beck's Lake are are near enough to
commute daily to tourist homes. Detailed fishing guides with map, are avail-
able at Municipal Advertising Board, 22 West Garden Street, Pensacola, Charter
fishing boat operators are: Captain Lyman Edmundson, Palafox Wharf; Captain
Adams, Yacht Club Basin; John Yelverton, 905 East Jordan, $30 half day, $50
all day, fishing tackle furnished, accommodates six persons.

12. Churches

Adventist, Baptist, Catholic, Christian, Church of Christ, Church of Christ,
Scientist; Church of God, Episcopal, Greek Orthodox, Hebrew, Holiness,
Lutheran, Methodist, Nazanene, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, and Seventh Day
Adventist denominations have services in Pensacola.

Part C---Accommodations

1. Hotels


of Rooms



San Carlos


$2.50 to $10
$2.00 and up
$2.00 and up

2. Tourist Courts and Homes



Court Chandler
Kehoe's Court
Pensacola Courts
Pensacola Motor Lodges
Graystone Motor Lodges
Evergreen Courts
Palmetto Court
Bayside Tourist Park
Hood's Cottages
Robinson Court
Scenic Bay Tourist Court
Bay Bridge Court
Mrs. Nolan's Tourist Home
Pensacola Tourist Homo
Casa Alta Vista
Bon Airo Hotel
Flamingo Hotel
The Cervantes
Gulf Breeze Cottages

Shady Shore Cottages

Paradise Beach Cottages

1717 West Cervantes
807 North "P"
1641 West Cervantes
2305 West Cervantes
3543 Mobile Highway
3801 West Mobile Highway
3725 West Mobilo Highway
500 4th East Pensacola Heights
19 4th East Pensacola Heights
327 4th East Pensacola Heights
417 4th East Pensacola Heights
814 East Gregory
112 WTest Cervantes
215 West Cervantes
520 North Palafox
11 East Gregory
112 West Gregory
1600 East LaRua
Gulf Breeze, Florida

P. O. Box 827

Paradise Beach, Lillian, Ala.




Tourist Home
Beach Cottages (Six
miles east of Pen-
Beach Cottages on
Santa Rosa Sound
(1- miles from
Gulf of Mexico)
14 miles west of
Pensacola (cottages
on waterfront of
Pardido Bay)

3. Trailer Courts

Shady Oaks Trailer Park, five miles west of Pensacola on U. S. 90, has elec-
trical and drain connections. Rates $1 daily, $3 weekly. 40 spaces.
Bayside Tourist Park, two miles east of Pensacola on U. S. 90; 50 spaces,
water and drain connections, toilets, showers, Store and restaurant near




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3. Trailer Courts (Cont.)

Pensacola Trailer Park, two miles west of Pensacola on U. S. 90, 35 spaces;
concrete front porch for 'each trailer space, all have water and electrical
connections; laundry on grounds. Rates $15 per month for two (over two,
$1 per month extra).

4. Other Accommodations

Further information on guest homes, apartments, and houses can be obtained
from the Chamber of Commerce or the Municipal A-dvertising Board.

Further information on Pensacola can be obtained from:

22 West Garden
Pensacola, Florida


37 East Garden
Pensacola, Florida


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