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Pouring A Round Of Pensacola's Past

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The Oldest City in America and the Unfamiliar Stories Behind It

Pensacola, Florida was a postbellum boomtown that offered the promise of prosperity to potential new-comers and long-time residents alike. Pouring A Round Of Pensacola's Past divulges the hidden past of a city steeped in mystery 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.

A life-long 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 system designer in which he creates web-based training for the United States government. Nevertheless, John considers himself first and foremost an historian. Pouring A Round Of Pensacola's Past is his debut book.