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Share your piece of history as part of Okaloosa County’s Centennial

Matt Algarin
The Log wants you to share your old Destin photos as part of Okaloosa County’s 2015 Centennial.

The city of Destin has seen tremendous growth since it was founded in the mid-1800s by namesake Leonard Destin.

With breathtaking views of sugar white beaches and emerald green waters, there is no wonder why the likes of the Destins, Marlers and Calhouns flocked to this city on the Gulf of Mexico — the weather was desirable and the fishing second to none.

Memories and photos abound from the days of yesteryear, as do many accounts of the city’s early life and settlers and civic organizations, and it’s those memories we would like you to share during a public “scanning session” at the Destin Community Center, 101 Stahlman Avenue, July 12 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Destin Log, in partnership with the Northwest Florida Daily News and Crestview New Bulletin, is publishing “Okaloosa County memories,” a hardcover coffee table book as Okaloosa County prepares for its centennial in 2015.

We are asking our residents to share their pictures of Destin’s early days. Given the city’s rich history and fishing traditions, The Log wants to make sure our city is well represented in this collectable book.

HOW TO HELP

The Destin Log, in partnership with the Northwest Florida Daily News and the Crestview News Bulletin, seeks photographs of commerce, transportation, school, sports, rural life and public service within these guidelines:

•Photos taken between 1915 and today in Okaloosa County

•Preferably originals (no newspaper clippings or photocopies)

•One submission form per photo

•10 photos maximum per family

Bring these photos between 9 a.m. and noon July 12 to the Destin Community Center, 101 Stahlman Avenue.