This week in Destin history

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

May 19 - 25

35 years ago — 1978

The 30-year old Destin Charter Boat Association voted to close its booking office.

The Destin Medical Clinic added x-ray capabilities to its list of services. A typical chest x-ray would cost $25, according to clinic doctors.

Roberta "Bert" Wycoff held ribbon-cutting ceremonies for her new Sporty Lady Shop.

30 years ago — 1983

The Destin Hardee's restaurant opened its doors.

The first king mackerel and the first wahoo of the season were caught.

Gov. Bob Graham and his Cabinet honored Destin's Mattie Kelly for her work to establish the Mattie M. Kelly Fine Arts Center.

A new three-bedroom, two-bath home in Indian Bayou was listed at $119,000.

25 years ago — 1988

According to Destin Chamber of Commerce estimates, between 8,000 and 10,000 attended Destin's first Mayfest.

Bill Daley, star of the TV sitcom, "I Dream of Jeannie," was photographed enjoying the sun at a Destin condominium.

20 years ago — 1993

Danny Wuerffel spoke at Destin Kiwanis Club's prayer breakfast about the role his Christian faith played in his life and first year at the University of Florida.

More than 20,000 people enjoyed Destin's Mayfest and danced to the music Waylon Thibodeaux and received haircuts from the staff of LaDonna's.

Dole bananas were 29 cents a pound and large kiwi were five for $1 at Delchamps.

More than 90 boats participated in the 36th annual Blessing of the Fleet.

A telephone survey of Destin citizens will be held to tell City Council members how to spend money for the upcoming year.

10 years ago — 2003

The Destin City Council approved a moratorium until Aug. 1 on signs above 200 square feet or 25 feet in height for any outdoor advertising sign.

Buoy, canine station mascot at Coast Guard Station Destin, delighted crowds at open house by pulling a 100-pound rescue dummy to shore.

Regional transportation planners made widening U.S. 98 by soon-to-open Destin Commons the top priority.