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Beth-El Cemetery, Pensacola, Florida

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Identifier: Digital Object ID ##myvhiv

Summary Note

In 1876 Sam Goldbach presented ten acres to the Pensacola Jewish community, located between Q and R streets, with the entrance on Cervantes, for the establishment of a cemetery. Beth-El Cemetery is overseen by the Temple Beth-El Congregation and is the third oldest cemetery in Florida with over 400 graves dating back to 1877.

  &nnsp; The photograph shows the unique tree trunk gravestone for Babe Theresa and Louisa Gugenheim. Louisa was born January 10, 1883, and died February 17, 1890; Babe Theresa was born May 20, 1888 and died May 24, 1890. There is no surname given but the grave marker is the Gugenheim section.

  &nnsp; This photograph was part of the travelling statewide exhibit on Jewish history in Florida, titled MOSAIC in 1991. At each exhibition, certain panels were changed to include photographs and objects loaned by local Jewish families and congregations. While at UWF in 1991, the panels told stories of Pensacola and Milton families.

Rights Statement Note

The University Archives and West Florida History Center provides these images for study and research, however we do not own the original images or have information on ownership or copyright. It is the responsibility of users to determine copyright and obtain appropriate permission before utilizing these in any form of publication or online.

Contributor Note

Contributor: Added 07 Nov 2014, Dean DeBolt.

Repository Details

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

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