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Panama City Beach

Panama City is a four-season paradise for water sports enthusiasts. Kayaking,
paddleboarding, sailing and kiteboarding are popular activities on the
crystal-blue waters of St. Andrews Bay, with world-class beaches just minutes
away. Numerous charters offer inshore and offshore fishing, scuba and
snorkeling excursions. Guided daytrips are available for dolphin-watching
and shelling on uninhabited islands. ….. Read more from Visit Florida

The development in this part of Northwest Florida had previous names such as “Floriopolis,” “Park Resort” and “Harrison.” [5] In 1906, the development was titled “Panama City” and incorporated as “Panama City” in 1909. According to the Panama City Public Library’s A History of Panama City,[6] a developer named George Mortimer West hoped to spur real estate development in Bay County during a period of intense popular interest in the construction of the Panama Canal by changing the town’s name from Harrison to Panama City, because a straight line between Chicago and the capital of the Central American country of Panama intersected the Florida town.
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