Crowds at the Ski Championships

Southwest view

Over 13,000 spectators attended the first U. S. National Waterski Championship ever held in Pensacola. Bayview Park, a city park on lovely Bayou Texar, was chosen for its convienent location to downtown and the fact that it has been one of the best waterski bayous anywhere. (I learned to ski on this bayou and the famous skiing Bonifay family got their start here!)

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