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By Kevin McKinley
Guest Columnist 

Story of the courthouse cannons


April 12, 2018

Escambia County Court House early 1900s

Much has been written about the cannons on the Escambia County Courthouse lawn. They stand as silent sentinels, bearing witness to decades of local history and the ebb and flow of attorneys, judges and residents through our collective memory. Yet their own history beckons the curiosity of any who stop and examine.

The Thursday, April 5, 1906 edition of The Brewton Standard carried the story; "The United States government having presented to this county two cannons at Fort Barrancas, we suggest and recommend that the county commissioners have same removed to the county seat and properly set...

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