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Chapter 186: Baltimore

June 27, 1912Hotel CaswellBaltimore, Maryland Walter KehoeKehoe and Wilson700-702 American National Bank BuildingPensacola, Florida Dear Walter: It’s about 2 am here in Baltimore, and I finally have a few moments to write you. I don’t know how much I’ll get down on paper; and yet, members of our delegation are […]

Chapter 185: Petersburg Agenda

January 10, 2023Chevy Chase, Maryland In 2023, if you think about it, it’s not a big deal planning a trip of about 1,000 miles, compared to travel in Emmett’s day. We have several options, depending on affordability and/or travel time requirements. If a trip is more than six hours, say, […]

Chapter 181: Victory

November 10, 2022Chevy Chase, Maryland Emmett Wilson, Congressman-Elect to U.S. Congress, was likely feeling no pain on Wednesday, May 15, 1912. Here’s why: From the Wednesday, May 15, 1912 edition of The Pensacola Journal, page 1. Source: ChroniclingAmerica.gov When Dannitte Mays telegraphed Frank Mayes about his decision to withdraw from […]

Chapter 175: Home Stretch

August 9, 2022Chevy Chase, Maryland At this time in Florida politics, it was customary to hold two primaries for the top two Democratic contestants, even if the races weren’t all that close, which would be decided in late June of the election year. The winner would face the Republican nominee […]

Chapter 174: Political Fun and Games

July 7, 2022Chevy Chase, Maryland Emmett had a hard campaign ahead of him, and to be honest, I don’t think he was as prepared (mentally, psychologically) as he thought. It wasn’t for a lack of trying, or a lack of loyal, hardworking and experienced campaign staff. Emmett was a virtual […]

Chapter 171: Emmett’s Platform

May 13, 2022Chevy Chase, Maryland On February 4, 1912, Emmett announced to the public his official candidacy in several West Florida newspapers, but his actual platform was not published until March 17, 1912. It’s a big piece, and was expensive to run in several of the state’s newspapers, therefore, Emmett […]

Chapter 169: The Difference A Day Makes

April 17, 2022Chevy Chase, Maryland Now, this was interesting. Just one day after Judge Charles B. Parkhill announced in the same newspaper that he was running for U.S. Congress, he changed his mind? According to the information in The Pensacola Journal, Parkhill issued a written statement to the same paper, […]