Swatting Mosquitoes

Swatting Mosquitoes (HM1IP1)

Location: Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 Escambia County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 19.703', W 87° 17.431'

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— Fort Pickens —

Isolation and boredom, snakes and biting flies—many of the soldiers stationed at Fort Pickens in the 1800s and 1900s felt they had been sent to the end of the Earth and forgotten. They spent hours on end in the sweltering sun standing watch, conducting artillery drills, maintaining equipment, and swatting mosquitoes. In their leisure time they played cards read letters and newspapers sent from home, swam in the gulf, fished, and played ball games. Some of them even hunted alligators despite official prohibitions.
HM NumberHM1IP1
Placed ByThe National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, January 4th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 472072 N 3355209
Decimal Degrees30.32838333, -87.29051667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 19.703', W 87° 17.431'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 19' 42.18" N, 87° 17' 25.86" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1402-1404 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach FL 32561, US
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