Dr. Brian Rucker

Personal accounts from the Civil War

Personal accounts from the Civil War

When residents of our area have a question about local history, they turn to historian, author and Pensacola State College professor Dr. Brian Rucker. If it happened in Northwest Florida and had any significance, Rucker likely knows about it. “I really should start charging for this. I could make a fortune one quarter at a […]

Navarre’s earliest recorded heritage began with Spanish explorers in 1693

Navarre’s earliest recorded heritage began with Spanish explorers in 1693

The neighborhood called “Robledal Estates” on East Bay Boulevard may seem like just another waterfront neighborhood. However, it was the scene of the oldest documented history of the area we now call Navarre. Spanish exploration  While the story of the land encompassing Robledal begins long before recorded history, we know that the area first received […]