Pensacola during the 1820s was hardly more than a small frontier town, yet its citizens, with a predominately French and Spanish background, enthusiastically supported a theatre. Its importance is not that major theatrical personalities were attracted to the community, but that such a remote town, still the center of Indian trade, would welcome a theatre at all. The desire and support of dramatic entertainment suggests a different perspective from the conception of Pensacola during this period as a raw frontier town surrounded by wilderness.
Shelley, Dian Lee
"Tivoli Theatre of Pensacola,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 50:
4, Article 3.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol50/iss4/3