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Explore local history through the Finding 1821 Trail


1821 was a pivotal year for Pensacola, as it became part of the United States and underwent a dramatic transformation. Thanks to the Finding 1821 Trail, you can now travel back in time to see the striking differences between the local businesses you’re frequenting today and the establishments that stood in those same locations 200 years ago.

Just scan the QR code outside more than a dozen stores, restaurants and cultural institutions to connect to a newspaper ad from the early 1820s that corresponds with that site.

You would never guess that World of Beer was once a parasol shop. 

– Lois Alter Mark, The Panhandle 100

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The Panhandle 100