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saint petersburg and the beaches

saint petersburg is a city located on the pinellas peninsula in southwest florida. the town of saint petersburg was founded by john c. willaims and peter demens in 1876. the town was named after saint petersburg russia which was demens' birth place. the town began to grow with the introduction of a railroad in 1888. by the turn of the 20th century saint petersburg became an important gulf coast port. in 1914 a airplane service was established between saint petersburg and tampa which was the first commercial air service in america. with the advent of air conditioning saint petersburg became a popular retirement town in the 1940's and 1950's. saint petersburg has experienced rapid growth since the 1970's and now is a large florida city.

saint petersburg has much to offer the tourist. saint petersburg is best known for it's numerous gulf coast beaches. saint perterburg also has a vibrant downtown and is home to a number of excellent museums. a very nice place to visit in southwest florida.

  • Last visit to Saint Petersburg: Apr 2010
  • Intro Updated Apr 7, 2010
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2009 at 2:23 PM

    I did not know they had so many beaches to feature on this area. Great job of presenting a viewpoint to remember. Long time since I got here to enjoy.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Wonder if there's really any treasure on treasure island? And that beack pass-a-grille has a very nice name - makes me hungry...the maritana grill sounds good...nice pages, Norman :)

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    You've been to all nice places, Doug! Good for you!


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