December 2010

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31 Dec 2010

Gator Bowl Parade

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Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Gator Bowl parade float passing by the old Federal Courthouse building ahead of the December 31, 1955 match up between Auburn and Vanderbilt in the Gator Bowl.  Vanderbilt won that one 25 to 13. It was Auburn’s third year in a row to be in the Gator Bowl beating Baylor the [...]

25 Dec 2010

A Day At The Beach…With Snow And Water Skis

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It obviously did not take much to draw a crowd.  Jacksonville Beach, 1965.

21 Dec 2010

5-Points Christmas Party With Sal Mineo

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“Sal Mineo.  1939-1976, A great drummer and movie actor.  He is seen here at 5-Points making a public appearance in 1957.   As you can see, a big crowd of fans were there to see him.  I had a black beard at the time.” LS Photo is dated December 21. 1957.  For some reason I find [...]

17 Dec 2010

Baptist Hospital, 1950′s

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The shiny new Baptist Hospital building shortly after opening in the early 1950′s.  Only a portion of this original structure still remains as the complex grows, and that wing is scheduled to be torn down in the not too distant future.

13 Dec 2010

Reel Them In

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Variations on a girl with a fishing rod shot on 4X5 film on the Southbank of the St. Johns River in the 1950′s. The life ring identifies the location as the old Lobster House restaurant.  This is one of hundreds of contact sheets in the Loyd Sandgren Collection.  No information on the identity of the [...]

09 Dec 2010

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Building

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The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad building reflecting on the almost glassy St. Johns River not long after it opened in the early 1960′s.  It is now known as the CSX building.

06 Dec 2010

Bob Hope In Jacksonville

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A very young looking Bob Hope during a visit to Jacksonville around 1950.  The notes with the image indicate it was shot in the Florida Theatre although looking at the image I’m not so sure.  Anyone out there with more information?

02 Dec 2010

Basketball Tall

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No Nike’s here.  They were cool before they knew it was cool to wear Chuck Taylor All-Stars. “This is the tall and the short of it, two youngsters looking up to the 7 foot 4 inch Miami basketball player.  This was taken in the Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida. 1962.” LS

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