Pouring A Round Of Pensacola’s Past
By John D Melvin II
Discover the little known secrets of America’s oldest city.
Pensacola, Florida was a postbellum boomtown that offered the promise of prosperity to potential new-comers and long-time resident alike. Pouring A Round Of Pensacola’s Past divulges the hidden past of a city steeped in history and local lore. From German immigrants to backwoods country folk, Pensacolians were as diverse as they were prosperous, with a penchant for alcohol production and consumption. The money flowed freely in Pensacola, and so too did the booze. But behind this facade of industry and revelry lay secrets of historical significance, secrets waiting to be uncovered. Illustrated with period photographs, maps, and sketches, this seminal investigation into Pensacola’s past will appeal to both the history afficionado and to the casual reader. If you are looking for an interesting and satisfying read, then you have found it.
About the author
A lifelong resident of Pensacola Florida, John Melvin’s passion for history is manifest in his educational and professional endeavors. He received undergraduate degrees in history and philosophy and a graduate degree in history from the University of West Florida. After teaching early American history at Pensacola State College as an adjunct professor, John settled into a career as an instructional systems designer in which he creates web-based training for the United States government. Nevertheless, John considers himself first and foremost a historian.
Pouring A Round Of Pensacola’s Past is the author’s debut book.