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04 Aug 2015

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1960’s


The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which was located just behind where the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Wall stands today, was across the parking lot of what was then known as the Gator Bowl, the City of Jacksonville’s football stadium. It was designed in the late 1950’s and dedicated in November of 1960. Built at a cost […]

05 Sep 2012

Jose “El Grand” Lothario Ready For Action


Update on this previously posted photo:  This is not The Great Malenko as the note with the print led me to believe but after a heads up by Vintage Jacksonville viewer LP Steve who is obviously more knowledgeable about vintage professional wrestling than I am, it looks like it it actually Jose “El Grand” Lothario. […]

15 Feb 2011

Women’s Wrestling

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Women’s Wrestling in the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum.  1960’s.

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

25 Nov 2010

Women Midget Wrestling


No information attached to the original print but it looks like it was in the Jacksonville Coliseum in the early 1960’s.  One of many professional wrestling photos in the Loyd Sandgren collection.

08 Nov 2010

Roller Girls

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Undated photo of Female Roller Derby in the Jacksonville Coliseum.

14 Oct 2010

The Wrestlers


One of the many professional wrestling images from the Loyd Sandgren collection.  Loyd shot the local events in the Jacksonville Coliseum regularly in the early 1960’s often working for a local promoter.


About Photographer Loyd Sandgren

I first met Loyd Sandgren in 1997 as I was putting photo gear back into my car after... Learn More