Panama City, Florida (Postcard History Series)

Panama City, Florida (Postcard History Series)

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by J. D. Weeks
     
 

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Panama City began as three 640-acre homesteads in the late 1800s and was incorporated in 1909. The seat of Bay County, this thriving port city of nearly 156,000 is home to Tyndall Air Force Base and the Naval Coastal Systems Center. This volume contains more than 200 vintage postcard views of Panama City from its earliest years through the 1970s. Scenes of

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Panama City began as three 640-acre homesteads in the late 1800s and was incorporated in 1909. The seat of Bay County, this thriving port city of nearly 156,000 is home to Tyndall Air Force Base and the Naval Coastal Systems Center. This volume contains more than 200 vintage postcard views of Panama City from its earliest years through the 1970s. Scenes of neighboring Panama City Beach include early beach institutions like the Hangout at Long Beach Resort, Jenkins Drive In, Mitties Tavern, and Little Birmingham. Those who remember the Fo’C’sle Grille at the Verde Mer Cottages in Laguna Beach deserve a gold star.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738541853
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author


An avid collector of antique postcards, author J. D. Weeks is a retired public health administrator who began visiting Panama City with his parents in the 1940s and developed an interest in local history at an early age. Since then, his three children and nine grandchildren all have enjoyed similar experiences here. Weeks’s book Birmingham in Vintage Postcards was published by Arcadia in 1999.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My mother grew up in Panama City in the 50's and 60's. She often tells me what it was like growing up there. Knowing only towering condo's crammed tightly together myself, I find it hard to visualize open beaches with nothing but sand dunes. It's like the Eagles said "call someplace paradise and kiss it goodbye". I love that this book has captured PC the way it used to be and for Christmas my mother will have it for her own.