Snapshots from Historical St. Augustine, FL

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Snapshots from Historical St. Augustine, FL

What’s so great about St. Augustine, Florida? St. Augustine is the oldest city in the U.S., founded in 1565. This year marks St. Augustine’s 449th birthday.

Ponce de Leon discovered Florida in 1513. . .King Phillip II of Spain learned that the French were poking around on the Spanish lands in the New World. Phillip II sent Pedro Menendez de Aviles to Florida with orders to remove the French and establish a Spanish post on the coast and here’s how it all went down.

Written History, Interactive Timeline, Virtual Tour, Historical Books, Historical Maps, Black History

Some photos from our Labor Day Weekend in St. Augustine, Florida.

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum (1871) http://www.staugustinelighthouse.com/   and @firstlighthouse

Castillo de San Marcos – The oldest masonry fort in North America http://www.nps.gov/CASA  and @CastilloNPS

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