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John Appleyard, Pensacola's Storyteller, Dies At 97

Pensacola’s preeminent storyteller has passed away at the age of 97. A Chicago native, and lifelong Cubs fan, John Appleyard wore many hats — World War II veteran; advertising executive, storyteller, and author, to name just a few. His persona extended beyond Pensacola and Northwest Florida. “John Appleyard was a treasure for this community; John has done more to promote Pensacola’s history and to instill in the local community a love of history than all the rest of us combined,” said Rob...

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The Appleyard Agency

Pensacola’s preeminent storyteller has passed away at the age of 97.

A Chicago native, and lifelong Cubs fan, John Appleyard wore many hats — World War II veteran; advertising executive, storyteller, and author, to name just a few. His persona extended beyond Pensacola and Northwest Florida.

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