Nashville, TN, February 15, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- As the first documented European settlement in North America, Pensacola has been an integral part of the fabric of United States history. The story of the city with the “world’s whitest beaches” reflects both a united and progressive spirit, and the unique culture that contributed to the city’s growth and prosperity.
With fact-filled photo captions and chapter introductions by Jacquelyn Wilson, Historic Photos of Pensacola rediscovers the fascinating past of the “City of Five Flags” through nearly 200 rare photographs culled from the State Archives of Florida, showcased with exceptional clarity and beauty.
From Fort Barrancas to the famed Blue Angels, the Great Blizzard of 1899 to Bayview Park and Casino Beach, and much more, Pensacola shines through the decades in glorious black-and-white photography, displayed in a large format.
“Photographs bring the past to life in a way that words alone cannot accomplish. They help the viewer understand a way of life that is foreign to them. Such books display captured moments in time, freezing minute details that may be overlooked elsewhere, aspects of the past that would otherwise be lost in the passage of time,” says Wilson.
Historic Photos of Pensacola is part of Turner Publishing’s Historic Photos series. These books, highlighting the history of the great cities, legendary figures, and pivotal events across America, have been acclaimed as a staple in the collection of anyone who loves history.
Rachel Patton Joiner
Turner Publishing Company
Phone: (615) 255-2665
Historic Photos of Pensacola
By Jacquelyn Tracy Wilson
Turner Publishing, $39.95
ISBN 13: 978-1-59652-426-2