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08 Jan 2018

The Old Gator Bowl

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An undated photo with no caption information of a youth football team in the old Gator Bowl. It might be a Police Athletic League team with the police officer in the photo. It is kind of amazing to think about how much the old metal bleacher stadium has evolved since it was built in the [...]

22 Apr 2014

Landon Lionettes, 1949

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“Here is a photo of the Landon Lionetts at the Gator Bowl in 1949.  It was one of the most precise marching groups that I have ever seen.  They had a great reputation all over the South.  They would stretch out 90 yards of the field.”  LS Landon High School opened in 1927 and served [...]

31 Dec 2013

Gator Bowl Queen

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A Gator Bowl Queen from the 1950′s.  I’m sure someone out there knows the name of these lovely ladies and would like to share them with the rest of us. I spoke with Gator Bowl Association President and CEO Rick Catlett about the history of the Gator Bowl queens.  The game dates back to 1946 [...]

25 Jul 2013

Muntz TV Gator Bowl Float

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“A Gator Bowl Parade of the 50’s and as you can see it was the float of the Muntz TV, which was nation wide at that time.  This was on Julia St. in front of the George Washington Hotel (Rainbow Room, the night club).”  LS  

30 Dec 2011

In The Stands At The Gator Bowl, 1952

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A view of the end zone at the 7th. Annual Gator Bowl game held in 1952 between the University of Miami and Clemson.  With 34,577 fans in attendance Miami shut out Clemson 14 to 0.

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 [...]

13 Oct 2010

Play By Play

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In the press box at the Gator Bowl, 1954.  Dick Stratton (seated second from right) was the announcer.  Stratton was a broadcaster in Jacksonville for over 40 years starting in the 1950’s and passed away in 2005 at the age of 78.

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