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Cannon Found by UWF Student Bob Annin, 1970

 Digital Record
Identifier: Digital Object ID ##tb7vyb


  • Digitized: 1970 June

Summary Note

Cannon found by UWF student, Bob Annin, brought to foundry for firing and later placed on Library Green in front of Library, June 1970.

  &nnsp; The 18th century cannon was fond at the mouth of Pensacola Pass by UWF student Bob Annin in February 1970. Originally it was thought to be from the War of 1812, however the markings on the cannon showed that it had been cast in England circa 1760. Along with the cannon, a number of cannon balls were discovered and these were x-rayed to insure that they were not still active. During the British occupation of Pensacola, 1765-1781, numerous warships visited the area and there was a British shipyard/repair facility on the north short of present-day Gulf Breeze peninsula. The cannon was mounted on the campus, on the present Library Green but at the front of the Commons building before it was expanded. Upon that expansion, the cannon was moved to its present location which was the entrance to the Library prior to the 1995 remodeling.

Rights Statement Note

Photographs and images may not be sold, marketed, or used for commercial applications without express permission from the University of West Florida. Researchers may use photographs and images from these collections provided credit is given to the University Archives and West Florida History Center, UWF Libraries, Pensacola.

Physical Description Note

Photograph, UWF Photograph Collection. Negative 2052-6-70. Additional images available. Used in 40th anniversary exhibit, XL253.

Contributor Note

Contributor: Added by Diana Ritzie and Dean DeBolt, 07 March 2016

Repository Details

Part of the UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center Repository

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