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Anonymous Mayport in the 1950s 6 Apr 21 2015, 7:43 PM EDT by Anonymous
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I grew-up in Mayport in the 1950s. It was a very different place back then. There must have been 400-500 hundred people in Mayport at that time. There were five small Mom & Pop stores there including the one my parents owned. They had just found huge amounts of shrimp in the Dry Tortugas and The Bay of Campeche. Anyone who owned or worked on a shrimp boat made good money. Life was good. Families had almost anything they wanted and lots of money to spend. Over the years the shrimping industry has had its ups and downs. We now import 80% of our seafood and that hurts. But they say big changes are comming to Mayport. Today I sat along Ocean St.(AIA) in Mayport and watched as they demolished Atlantic Seafood and the old Parnells Resturant which later on became Parsons. They say Condos are comming to Mayport I wouldn't have belived it in a million years. CONDOS IN MAYPORT NO WAY.
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Fletcher/Fluke54 FINE DINING AT STRICKLAND'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 4 Nov 20 2012, 11:00 AM EST by Anonymous
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I took Sylvia Pohland (Fletcher class of 1956) to the Mayport Strickland's restaurant for an all-you-can-eat shrimp dinner for 1 dollar - piled high on a large oval serving plate. Now, 50 years later and living in the Grand Isle/Houma, Louisiana area, we know shrimp boat captains who give us free shrimp - but not often. Several Fletcher classmates had families who ran shrimp boats out of Mayport, & always seemed to have interesting seafaring stories to tell.
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Anonymous Mayport in the 1950s 0 Aug 5 2012, 12:01 AM EDT by Anonymous
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Growing up in Atlanta in the 1950s, my biggest thrill was not birthdays or Christmas but our year trip to
Jacksonville Beach. My favorite place to eat was Parnell's Resturant. I remember well the platters of fried
fish, french fries, and the best hush puppies that I haven't found since. They gave you a doggy bag that was actually a paper bag that had a wire closure at the top. There was always a congregation of cats waiting outside and I loved feeding them. Very fond memories.
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