VINTAGE ST. PETE is a series focused on our city’s illustrious (and occasionally notorious) past. Many of these features have appeared in the Catalyst over the past two years, and new stories will be added as time goes on. This one was originally published Sept. 6, 2018.
The son of Depression-era Tennessee carnies, Wilson Hubbard was smart, ambitious and always looking for a new angle. Nearly 100 years after his arrival in Pinellas County, and a quarter century after his death, the roots he put down in the Pass-a-Grille sand continue to flourish.