Obituary of Andrea Mae Townson (1983-2010)

May 8, 1983 – January 28, 2010 Miss Andrea Mae Townson age 26 of Barley Lane in Century, Florida passed away Thursday January 28, 2010 in a Pensacola, Florida hospital after an extended illness. Miss Townson was a native of Pensacola and a life-long resident of Century. She was a member of the Union Primitive Baptist Church. Survived by her parents, Dale and Pam Townson of Century, Brother, Andrew Dale Townson of Byrneville, Fl; Sister, Lily Ann Townson of Byrneville and her Maternal Grandparents, Troy and Betty Brown, her Paternal Grandparents, Buster and Melba Townson. Funeral services were held Sunday […]

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This plan shows the overall outline of the original Fort Pickens. The bottom of the plan shows the water fronts of the fort.

Construction of the Original Fort Pickens

Fort Pickens was designed by the French military engineer Simon Bernard, who had been hired by the United States as a consultant. In 1816 he was appointed to the board of engineers which was placed in charge of fortification. Although influenced by the French school of design, the unique considerations of harbor defense made U.S. coastal fortification uniquely American. (Location of Fort Pickens). A Civil War era map shows the relationship of Fort Pickens with Fort McRee and Fort Barrancas, which were designed to act in concert to defend the harbor mouth. Though Fort McRee no longer exists (damaged in

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