Citation
The Pensacola journal

Material Information

Title:
The Pensacola journal
Alternate Title:
Daily journal
Alternate title:
Pensacola news-journal
Place of Publication:
Pensacola Fla
Publisher:
Mayes & Co.
Creation Date:
May 20, 1905
Publication Date:
Frequency:
Daily[<1947>-1985]
Daily (except Monday)[ FORMER <1900-1905>]
daily
normalized irregular
Language:
English
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ;

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Newspapers -- Pensacola (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Escambia County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper ( marcgt )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Escambia -- Pensacola
Coordinates:
30.433333 x -87.2

Notes

Abstract:
In March 1897, the Pensacola Journal was started as a weekly by William Marion Loftin. The Pensacola Journal became a daily in 1898. With competition from other Pensacola papers, the Journal's coverage included a large part of Florida. In 1922, the Pensacola Journal was purchased by John H. Perry, who in 1924 also acquired the newspaper's main rival, the Pensacola Evening News. For the next six decades, the Pensacola Journal continued to appear mornings and the Pensacola News evenings. Both newspapers remained extremely competitive. A combined Sunday edition published as the Pensacola News Journal also became available. A consolidated newspaper, also known as the Pensacola News Journal, began operations on June 3, 1985, and continues to the present. Pensacola is the seat of government for Escambia County, the westernmost city in the westernmost county of Florida. The city sits on Pensacola Bay, connecting to the Gulf of Mexico. Since the early colonial period, Pensacola has been an important naval port and economic center. By 1889, it was already one of Florida's four largest cities. The big news covered by the local Pensacola press in 1898 was the beginning of the Spanish-American War. The Gulf Coast port, like others in Florida, hosted forces bound for Cuba, among them troops under Teddy Roosevelt, who passed through Pensacola on his way to Cuba through Tampa. In the years following the war, the United States secured the peace in the Caribbean through naval patrols and maneuvers based out of Pensacola. In the early part of the 20th century, Pensacola experienced tremendous growth. The population doubled to nearly 23,000 between 1890 and 1910. A new Spanish Renaissance-style city hall was built in 1908. Two years later, the American National Bank building--at 10 stories, Pensacola's first skyscraper-- was completed. The same year marked the construction of the San Carlos Hotel and a wooden bridge across Bayou Texar. By 1912, Pensacola had 21 miles of paved streets, and the first modern hospital opened three years later. In 1916, the city began operating its first motorized fire truck, and by 1924 it had replaced all of its horse-drawn firefighting equipment. The Pensacola Journal covered the cycles of boom and bust that characterized the city in the years that followed, as well as the renewed growth after the Second World War.
Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from Bell & Howell, Micro Photo Division and the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
-88th year, no. 22 (June 2, 1985).
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1898.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 3, no. 147 (Nov. 29, 1900).

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University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
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Resource Identifier:
000373755 ( ALEPH )
16280864 ( OCLC )
ACB2955 ( NOTIS )
sn 87062268 ( LCCN )

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