Panama City Beach, Florida has always been a favorite destination to cool off from the summer heat of Alabama. Though they are not Alabama pioneers, I thought it would be fun to reminisce with these old photographs. I discovered the pictures of unidentified teenagers at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. They were taken during Spring Break of March 1967.
The pictures are part of the Jim Peppler Southern Courier collection at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.
Do you know any unidentified people in the pictures? You can click on the linked code under the pictures to tell the Alabama State Archives who they are.
These pictures are from a spread called “Weekend Whoopee in Panama City which appeared on Page 3 of the Southern Courier March 26-27, 1967. Click this link to see the issue online.
ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS Exploration: Lost & Forgotten Stories (Volume 1) is a collection of lost and forgotten stories about the people who discovered and initially settled in Alabama.
Some stories include:
- The true story of the first Mardi Gras in America and where it took place
- The Mississippi Bubble Burst – how it affected the settlers
- Did you know that many people devoted to the Crown settled in Alabama –
- Sophia McGillivray- what she did when she was nine months pregnant
- Alabama had its first Interstate in the early days of settlement
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