Pensapedia talk:Naming conventions

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The recent "near riot" out at Pensacola Beach raises a question. That strip of public beach where the altercation occurred is commonly called "Chicken Bone Beach," a name with negative connotations and arguably racist origins. I've heard people call it that most of my life. Langdon Beach is named for Lieutenant Loomis S. Langdon, a soldier stationed at Fort Pickens during the Civil War who eventually became commander of the fort. He was commander of the fort in the 1880s, during Geronimo's famous imprisonment there.

Littering teenagers led to the joking name of Chicken Bone Beach. Late night parties often migrate here after dark, and island residents who disapprove of the resulting noise and litter came up with the name.