Today it is known as the Miracle Strip, and every spring its long white beaches beckon to sun-starved multitudes who flock to that stretch of coast centering upon Pensacola to the east and Mobile to the west. There lie warmth, relaxation, recreation, and health. Few of today’s sun-worshipers remember that Pensacola was once the swampy, fever-infested capital of British West Florida, and that Mobile was known as a “graveyard for Britons.”
Rea, Robert R.
"Graveyard For Britons, West Florida, 1763-1781,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 47:
4, Article 3.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol47/iss4/3