The rise, fall and birth of a town
January 10, 2019
According to the Pensacola News Journal, South Flomaton was the only other incorporated community in Escambia County Florida for most of its existence.
The area had sometimes been the scene of controversy before and after its incorporation. The News Journal kept a weekly news update on South Flomaton, as it did most other communities in the county. In its January 6, 1944 edition it noted the Escambia County Sheriff's Department in Florida seizing slot machines across the northern part of the county in a series of seven raids.
The machines were called "roscoes." The area of the raids ranged...