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Saint Augustine is the oldest European settlement in North America.

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  • 1565 - September 8 - Oldest city in the US, St Augustine Fla, established by Spanish Expedition
    On September 8, 1565, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés landed on the shore of what is now called Matanzas Bay and began the founding of the Presidio of San Ag...Read MORE...


  • 1586 - Sir Francis Drake plunders Saint Augustine

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

  • 1702 - October 27 - British troops plunder St Augustine Florida

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  • St Augustine, Florida, USA
    St. Francis Street, St. Augustine

    Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
    William C.... Read MORE...

    Artwork
  • 1854 - St Augustine
    St. Augustine, a city, port of entry, and capital of St. John's co., Florida, 200 miles E. by S. from Tallahassee, and 160 miles S. from Savannah. It ...Read MORE...


  • 1861 - January 7 - Florida troops takeover Fort Marion at St Augustine

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  • 1861 - March 8 - St Augustine Florida surrenders to Union armies

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  • St Augustine, Florida, USA
    A Street in St. Augustine
    Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
    Artwork
  • News 1895 - Fire
    Seven blocks thickly covered with residences and business houses in St. Augustine, Florida, have been destroyed by fire St. Augustine claims to be the...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Saint Augustine
    Saint Augustine, a city, port of entry, and capital of St. John's co., Fla; on Matanzas Sound, 2 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and about 36 miles in ...Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - November 30 - 'St. Augustine Monster': A large carcass, later postulated to be the remains of a gigantic octopus, is found washed ashore near St. Augustine, Florida.

    www.wikipedia.org
    November 30, 1896

  • News 1897 - BIG HOTEL BURNED. INCENDIARIES CAUSE A FIRE AT ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA.
    St. Augustine, Fla., Nov. 7. - The Hotel San Marco one of the finest and most commodious hotel properties in this city, was burned to the ground this ...Read MORE...


  • 1900 - St. Augustine - The Oldest Town in the United States by George R. Fairbanks
    Far down on the Atlantic coast lies the old city of St. Augustine. Unlike most of our early towns, which have either been abandoned, like Jamestown, o...Read MORE...


  • St Augustine, Florida, USA

    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
  • St Augustine, Florida, USA
    Old City Gate
    Postcard
  • 1906
    Saint Augustine, a city, port of entry, and capital of St. John co., Fla., on Matanzas Sound, 2 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and 36 miles (direct) SE...Read MORE...


  • St Augustine, Florida, USA
    Treasury Street
    Postcard
  • St Augustine, Florida, USA
    "Commercial wooden boatbuilding thrived in St. Augustine with the advent of the shrimping industry in the 1920s and over the following decades expanded exponentially with the success of commercial boatbuilding outfits such as DESCO and St. Augustine ... Read MORE...

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  • St Augustine, Florida, USA
    Fort Matanzas, near St. Augustine, Fla.
    Postcard
  • St Augustine, Florida, USA
    The Court, Hotel Alcazar, showing Electric Fountain
    Postcard
  • St Augustine, Florida, USA
    Trinity Episcopal Church
    Postcard


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St. Francis Street, St. Augustine

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C.... Read MORE...

Artwork

St Augustine, Florida, USA
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A Street in St. Augustine
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Artwork

St Augustine, Florida, USA
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Old City Gate
Postcard

St Augustine, Florida, USA
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(IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois

St Augustine, Florida, USA
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Treasury Street
Postcard

St Augustine, Florida, USA
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Fort Matanzas, near St. Augustine, Fla.
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St Augustine, Florida, USA
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The Court, Hotel Alcazar, showing Electric Fountain
Postcard



St Augustine, Florida, USA
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Trinity Episcopal Church
Postcard

St Augustine, Florida, USA
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"Commercial wooden boatbuilding thrived in St. Augustine with the advent of the shrimping industry in the 1920s and over the following decades expanded exponentially with the success of commercial boatbuilding outfits such as DESCO and St. Augustine ... Read MORE...

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History and News of St Augustine, Florida, USA

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  • This is Actually America's First Small Town


    Smithsonian Channel (www.youtube.com)
  • 1565 - September 8 - Oldest city in the US, St Augustine Fla, established by Spanish Expedition
    On September 8, 1565, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés landed on the shore of what is now called Matanzas Bay and began the founding of the Presidio of San... Read MORE...

  • 1586 - Sir Francis Drake plunders Saint Augustine

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
  • St. Augustine, FL - Travel Thru History


    105 St. Augustine, FL - Travel Thru History Full Episode (www.youtube.com)
  • 1702 - October 27 - British troops plunder St Augustine Florida

    historyorb.com
  • 1854 - St Augustine
    St. Augustine, a city, port of entry, and capital of St. John's co., Florida, 200 miles E. by S. from Tallahassee, and 160 miles S. from Savannah. It ... Read MORE...

  • 1861 - January 7 - Florida troops takeover Fort Marion at St Augustine

    historyorb.com
  • 1861 - March 8 - St Augustine Florida surrenders to Union armies

    historyorb.com
  • 1895 - Saint Augustine
    Saint Augustine, a city, port of entry, and capital of St. John's co., Fla; on Matanzas Sound, 2 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and about 36 miles in ... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - Fire
    Seven blocks thickly covered with residences and business houses in St. Augustine, Florida, have been destroyed by fire St. Augustine claims to be... Read MORE...

  • News  1896 - November 30 - 'St. Augustine Monster': A large carcass, later postulated to be the remains of a gigantic octopus, is found washed ashore near St. Augustine, Florida.

    www.wikipedia.org
    November 30, 1896
  • News  1897 - BIG HOTEL BURNED. INCENDIARIES CAUSE A FIRE AT ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA.
    St. Augustine, Fla., Nov. 7. - The Hotel San Marco one of the finest and most commodious hotel properties in this city, was burned to the ground this ... Read MORE...

  • 1900 - St. Augustine - The Oldest Town in the United States by George R. Fairbanks
    Far down on the Atlantic coast lies the old city of St. Augustine. Unlike most of our early towns, which have either been abandoned, like Jamestown,... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Saint Augustine, a city, port of entry, and capital of St. John co., Fla., on Matanzas Sound, 2 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and 36 miles (direct)... Read MORE...

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