Gulf County Senator George Tapper, Jr. is among the speakers at the dedication of the Port St. Joe Constitution Museum.

Gulf County Senator George Tapper, Jr. is among the speakers at the dedication of the Port St. Joe Constitution Museum.

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Title

  • Gulf County Senator George Tapper, Jr. is among the speakers at the dedication of the Port St. Joe Constitution Museum.

Image Number

  • C023088

Year

  • 1956

Date Note

  • Photographed in January 1956.

Series Title

General Note

  • On January 11, 1839 in old St. Joseph, state delegates signed the first state constitution. A memorial commemorating that first (of five) Florida Constitutional Conventions was erected in 1922 and bears the names of the convention delegates engraved in marble. Then on 7 March 1950, the City of Port St. Joe donated the memorial to the board of Parks and Historic Memorials (Florida Park Service). In 1954, the city donated additional adjoining property. In 1955, the Florida Park Service opened a museum facility on the 13.5 acre site, which became known as the Constitution Convention Museum State Park.
  • Note seated at the far left is Governor Leroy Collins.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 4 x 5 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 043307.

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