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Panama City

(Encyclopedia) Panama City, city (1990 pop. 34,378), seat of Bay co., NW Fla., on St. Andrews Bay; inc. 1909. A Gulf Coast resort with amusement parks and excellent fishing, it is also a port of…

Largo

(Encyclopedia) Largo, town (1990 pop. 65,674), Pinellas co., W Fla., on the Pinellas peninsula and the Gulf Coast, across the bay from Tampa; settled 1853, inc. 1905. It is a packing, canning, and…

Dunedin

(Encyclopedia) Dunedin, resort city (1990 pop. 34,012), Pinellas co., W Fla., on the Gulf Coast and St. Joseph Sound (part of the Intracoastal Waterway); founded by Scots in 1870, inc. 1898. It is a…

Alice

(Encyclopedia) Alice, city (1990 pop. 19,788), seat of Jim Wells co., S Tex.; inc. 1910. Long a cow town at a railroad junction, Alice remains a cattle-shipping center. Oil and natural gas are also…

Tombigbee

(Encyclopedia) Tombigbee tŏmbĭg´bē, river, c.400 mi (640 km) long, rising in NE Miss. and flowing SE into W Alabama, then generally S to join the Alabama River and form the Mobile River before…

Caldwell, Erskine

(Encyclopedia) Caldwell, Erskine kôld´wəl, 1903–87, American author, b. White Oak, Ga. His realistic and earthy novels of the rural South include Tobacco Road (1933), God's Little Acre (1933),…

Robert, Henry Martyn

(Encyclopedia) Robert, Henry Martyn, 1837–1923, American military engineer, b. Robertville, S.C., grad. West Point, 1857. He is best known as the author of a book on parliamentary law, Pocket Manual…

Fort Myers

(Encyclopedia) Fort Myers, city (1990 pop. 45,206), seat of Lee co., SW Fla., on the Caloosahatchee River, near the Gulf of Mexico; founded 1850, inc. 1905. It has a tourist trade and light industry…

plain

(Encyclopedia) plain, large area of level or nearly level land. Elevated plains are called plateaus, or tablelands, and very low, wet plains are called swamps. Plains have different names in…

Miocene epoch

(Encyclopedia) Miocene epoch mī´əsēn, fourth epoch of the Tertiary period in the Cenozoic era of geologic time (see Geologic Timescale, table), lasting from around 24.6 to 5.1 million years ago.…