Mary Louise Clark Bowden
Steven Earle Bowden
Many of us live through life without contributing anything to enrich the area in which we live. That does not hold true with the Honorable Jesse Earle Bowden. As we look around we can see Mr. Bowden's handprints on many things that we enjoy today in greater Pensacola, Northwest Panhandle of Florida.
Mr. Bowden played a major part in establishing the Gulf Islands National Seashore, and the Seville Square Historic District, located in the city of Pensacola. The accomplishments of J. Earle Bowden are many, and he's not done yet.
Mr. Bowden is now Editor Emeritus of the Pensacola News Journal, and he still writes columns (mostly historic) each Saturday for the Editorial/Opinion Page, and draws an editorial cartoon for the Sunday edition. This talented gentleman is the author of a dozen excellent books.
Thanks you Mr. Bowden, Sir.
* Florida in the Civil War: 1860 Through Reconstruction, 1961. With Alan Rick and other members of the Civil War Round Table of Pensacola.
* Always the Rivers Flow: Deliberately a Memoir, Essays on West Florida Heritage by a Pensacola Newspaper Editor, 1979.
* Iron Horse in the Pinelands: Building West Florida's Railroad: 1881-1883, 1982. Virginia Parks, editor.
* Pensacola: Florida's First Place City, 1989. Photographs by Gordon Norman Simmons and Sandra L. Johnson.
* When You Reach September: An Editor's West Florida Essays and Other Episodic Echoes, 1990.
* The Write Way: Editor's Guidebook for Students of Writing, 1990.
* Emerald Coast Review Fifth Annual Collection: West Florida Authors and Artists, 1993. Co-editor with Donna Freckmann.
* Gulf Islands: The Sands of All Time, Preserving America's Largest National Seashore, 1994.
* Emerald Coast Review Sixth Collection: West Florida Authors and Artists, 1995. Co-editor with Seldon Pierce.
* Earle Bowden: Drawing From an Editor's Life. More than Forty Three Years of Cartoons, Caricatures and Illustrations, Pensacola News Journal, 1950s-1990s, 1996.