Incorporated in June 1947, Clifford Meigs acted as Shalimar‘s initial mayor. The unification was directly pertaining to state regulation that prohibited clubs in unincorporated areas from remaining open from midnight Saturday until Monday early morning, which would negatively influence the gambling operations at the casino site of the Shalimar Club, the opening of which “was the social event of 1947.” “The Fort Walton Coastline locations were doing a flourishing company on the weekend breaks while there were rumors that the constable could enforce the regulation in Shalimar as well as shut the area there,” Meigs told the Play area Information in 1959.
In February 1927 the Choctawhatchee as well as Northern Railway was chartered ‘To construct, obtain, maintain, lease, or run a line of railway or railways from a factor in between Galliver as well as Crestview on the Louisville as well as Nashville Railway in Okaloosa County, to a factor in said area on Choctawhatchee Bay, a range of roughly twenty-eight miles.’ On Garnier’s Bayou near the existing Eglin (Flying force Base) real estate advancement of Shalimar, a $29,000,000 Port Dixie Harbor as well as Terminal Firm was hired to build wharves for liners, a railway north, as well as a city of one square mile, with streets 100 feet broad. These enthusiastic plans would not see fruition.
Throughout the Civil Battle, 130 Germans operated a “color” plant at Port Dixie, “really a nitroglycerins factory and most likely a submarine base also.” Pricey equipment was shattered when they took off and also the records were thrown into Garnier’s Bayou.
Shalimar is a town in Okaloosa County, Florida, USA. The populace was 717 at the 2010 demographics. Originally an area called Port Dixie, the community “emerged from the timbers” in 1943-1944 as an area of 160 houses to be utilized as housing for military police officers by designer Clifford H. Meigs.