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  • 1. THE OLDEST CITY IN AMERICA St. Augustine, Florida What makes this city unique? The history and culture. By Sharon Levesque
  • 2. Visitors will find St. Augustine to be filled with a rich history. Leave the theme parks behind, and step back in time to explore the sites, and wonders of St. Augustine, Florida.
  • 3. In Search of the Fountain of Youth March 27, 1513 While searching for the Fountain of Youth, Juan Ponce de Leon catches sight of the Florida shore. After claiming the land for Spain, Ponce de Leon leaves the area believing the land was “inhospitable swampland.”
  • 4. August 1565 Admiral Pedro Menendez de Aviles is sent to Florida to reclaim the area for Spain. Menendez established the first colony in America, and named the area St. “Augustin” in honor of his “hometown patron saint.”
  • 5. August 1565 After coming ashore and claiming the land forSpain, Menendez and his crew celebrated the first Catholic Mass on the shores of St. Augustine.
  • 6. Early Inhabitants of Florida Anthropologist estimate as many as half a million indigenous people inhabited Florida before the Spanish and French came to the shores of America. Within two centuries these native people disappeared.
  • 7. St. Augustine Transformed Henry Flagler: Father of Florida Tourism Flagler sees great potential for a resort town. Flagler builds the Ponce de Leon Hotel in the style of Spanish architecture.
  • 8. 1885 Flagler purchases the Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and Halifax Railroad,renaming it the Florida East Coast Railway. Flagler begins to extend the existing railroad making transportation to St. Augustine more accessible.
  • 9. Visitors looking to learn about the history of this great city will want to make the Castillo de San Marcos their first stop. The Castillo de San Marcos was built between 1672 and 1695.
  • 10. Another favorite tourist stop!Visitors will learn about the rich spiritual history of St. Augustine.
  • 11.  Chapel of Our Lady of La Leche. Site of first Catholic Mass. Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine. Prince of Peace Church. Archeological Excavations.
  • 12. On September 8, 2015 St. Augustine will celebrate 450 years of history and culture.There has never been a better time to take a trip to St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest continuously occupied city in the United States.1565 2015 Come celebrate 450 years! Come celebrate the history and the culture of St. Augustine, Florida!
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  • 15. Schlecht, Richard. Juan Ponce de Leon. 1982. Gouache on board. Smithsonian Institution, National Postal Museum. United States Postal Service. n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2012.St.Augustine.com. Photograph. St. Augustine Record, 2012. Web. 1 Dec. 2012.St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce. “History of St. Augustine.” St. Johns Chamber of Commerce, 2004-2009. Web. 6 Oct. 2012.St. Johns County Visitors Bureau. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, St. Augustine Florida. Photograph. Orlando Sentinel, 2012. Web. 5 Dec. 2012.TheNationsOldestCity.com. Photograph. Nations Oldest City, 2010. Web. 6 Dec. 2012.Thompson, Lorraine. The Great Cross and Statue of Fr. Lopez. Photograph. St. Augustine Record, 2012. Web. 5 Dec. 2012.Trip Advisor®. Photograph. TripAdvisor LLC, 2012. Web. 30 Nov. 2012.Weisenmiller, Mark. “St. Augustine: Americas First City.” Hispanic 13.11 (2000): 70. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Oct. 2012.
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