A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 27, 1912
Prizes for the contest at the Labor day celebration at American Lake include about everything from a side of bacon to a box of holeproof sox. Outside of that in the baseball game, the biggest prizes will be awarded in the 50-yard race for married couples. The first prize is a $10 dinner set; second, $4 rocker; third, $3.50 in trade at a furniture store.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 27, 1937
Early construction of the Hylebos bridge on East 11th street seemed assured recently. President Arthur O. Rowe of the bridge association said after he received word from Washington that the Public Works administration had granted $171,000 toward construction of the $400,000 bridge.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 27, 1962
Negro pupils entered nine previously white Escambia County public schools today. The desegregation was done quietly and no incidents were reported. Twenty-one Negroes went into the schools in the first such move in northwest Florida.