Apalachicola girls vie for ‘Queen of
In the August 25, 1934 issue of the Times, the first Gorrie Bridge was nearing completion and the city “Dads” were discussing how best to promote Franklin County as a tourist destination. In the third item, the equivalent cost of construction in 2014 is given in parenthesis.
A representative group of city and county officials and businessmen gathered here Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock at a meeting conducted by Mayor J.H. Cook to consider
G. L. Burgess and Edwin S. Dew, representatives of the Florida World’s Fair Commission, met with the group and explained the benefits obtainable through participation in the contest. Mr. Burgess who is also State Director of the Interstate Tourist Club and who is at present associated with Jack Vernon Thompson, regional headquarters director of the State Chamber of Commerce, told briefly the purposes of the promotion which would result in more dollars and cents for this particular section through increased tourist trade brought about by advertising at the Chicago exposition.
Explaining that the commission is at this time sponsoring popularity contest to find a popular young lady to send to
The proposition was endorsed by those present and two committees were appointed by Mayor Cook for the purpose of making funds available to withstand the cost of page advertisements in the Fourth District’s booklet, which will be handed out to visitors at the fair in
The pamphlet will be attractively made up. The allurements to be found there will be listed on one page, while illustrated pictures will add to its advertising value on the opposite page.
It was decided at the meeting that preparations should be set afoot at once. Miss Ruth Shephard has been put in charge of entrants in the
Almost 15 girls have been nominated as candidates for the contest in
They are Zulieme Russell, Mabel Teague, Margaret Harrison, Julia Grace Harrison, Ruth Shephard, Roby Anderson, Norma Anderson, Mary Carol Rice, Lucile Ham, Janet Cook, Vivian Marshall, Marjorie Weems, Dorothy Fraser and Dorothy Williams Rigell.
Sadly, no photos of these dazzlers survive unless you have one. If you do, please contact the Times at 653-8868 or contact Lois Swoboda at email@example.com.
Excerpt from World’s Fair guide describing
A Spanish court is here, its blue sky crossed by a flight of white ibis.
Dioramas of scenic spots, 15th century cannon, mission bells, treasure chests and barnacle incrusted anchor from
In a garden adjoining the indoor exhibit are dozens of different kinds of palms; lilies float on a lily pool; orchids grow on old trees and stumps just as they do in the Everglades. A pair of tame pink ibis are allowed the run of the garden.
With the better known citrus fruits: grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes, is seen the calamondin, which is about the size of a lime, has a skin like a tangerine and is more acid than a lemon.
Citizens get close-up of bridge work
A group of prominent Apalachicola citizens were given a close-up of the actual construction of the gigantic
Members of the party were Mayor J. H. Cook, T. E. Austin, J. H. Hodges, H. K. Johnston, J. A. Shuler, Fred Sawyer, Harry Sawyer, Dwight Marshall and S. E. Teague.
The party, which left
A thorough explanation of the specifications of each project was given to members of the party by project engineer Fraser, who also told them the amounts of materials that will be utilized in building the bridge and the separate bids of each construction company. Each member of the inspection party came back with a host of information and a much more concrete idea of the tangible aspects of the bridge.
They found that Duval Engineering and Construction Company of
The Hardaway Construction Company of Columbus, Ga. Whose bid amounted to $137,336 ($2.4 million), on contract “B” the construction of nine concrete piers for the navigation opening at the mouth of the river-will utilize 3050 cubic yards of concrete according to information released by the project engineer.
The Doulhut-Ewing Company of
Other materials to be used on the bridge include1,844,000 pounds of steel in bulkheads, 10992 cubic yards of concrete in trestle slabs, 1,627,900 pounds of reinforcing steel in the piers, 4,280,570 pounds of structural steel in treated spans, 938,509 pounds of structural steel in the main crossing and 50,000 pounds of machinery and castings. Electrical equipment and the control house and its machinery must also be mentioned.
Exact information concerning the work of the Penton-Mathis Construction Company of
The aggregate bid on the bridge amounts to $1,119,645 ($19.6 million).