From May to August 1968, 211 of the city's sanitation workers struck for higher wages.
The strike began approximately one month after Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee while supporting that city's sanitation workers strike.
Within a year, Hibbs Fish Company was shipping more than 1,000 pounds (450 kg) of fish each day. Louis Browns to move their spring training into the city.
By that time, however, the population had leveled off, and has grown by only 10,000 since then.
In the decade from 2000 to 2010, the population of the city dropped by approximately 4000 residents, while in the same period the population of Florida increased by over two and a half million residents. Petersburg is the Central Business District, containing high rises for office use, most notably the tallest building in the city, One Progress Plaza.
Petersburg increase in tourist numbers and helped grow it into the largest city in Pinellas County.
The city also adopted the Mediterranean-style architecture brought by Snell Isles founder Perry Snell. Coast Guard who had a training base and used the city's Bayboro Harbor, In the 1950s, St.At the end of 2007, there was a debate over a new stadium to be built on the downtown waterfront at the current Progress Energy Park site.