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A city of extreme northwest Florida on Pensacola Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. Originally settled by the Spanish in 1559, the city passed back and forth between the Spanish, French, and British until it was captured by Andrew Jackson in 1814 during the War of 1812. It formally became part of the United States in 1821.
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(ˌpɛn səˈkoʊ lə)

a seaport in NW Florida, on Pensacola Bay. 62,780.
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Noun1.Pensacola - a town in extreme northwest FloridaPensacola - a town in extreme northwest Florida
Everglade State, FL, Florida, Sunshine State - a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
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Barbicane, desirous of obtaining some notion of the effect of the shock at the moment of the projectile's departure, had procured a 38-inch mortar from the arsenal of Pensacola. He had this placed on the bank of Hillisborough Roads, in order that the shell might fall back into the sea, and the shock be thereby destroyed.
Fearful that the Spanish might aid the Americans and at the same time attempt to reclaim their former colony of Pensacola, the British began rapidly constructing field works.
In Pensacola, Florida, Margaret Williams heads Citizens Against Toxic Exposure, a group formed in 1991 to battle the Environmental Protection Agency's digging on a toxic site near her home.
Dead are five people - the two women in Brookline, and one clinic escort and two physicians who provided abortions in Pensacola, Florida.
Walker says Bynum spent a considerable amount of time in Pensacola working on the bond projects.
diameter HDPE pipeline carries potable water from Wayside Park, Pensacola under Pensacola Bay to serve Pensacola Beach and eventually the city of Gulf Breeze and surrounding areas.
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Pensacola, FL, January 25, 2019 --( Superior Fence & Rail is continuing it's rapid fence franchise expansion with its eighth fence franchise territory, a Pensacola fence company.
A child was killed in the northwestern part of Florida after a tree fell onto a mobile home in the 4000 block of West Bobe Street, Pensacola, due to strong winds and heavy rains associated with Tropical Storm Gordon.
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Pensacola State College (Fla.) student Christopher Porquaido recently was presented the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.