Indian Burial Ground, Fountain of Youth Park

Indian Burial Ground, Fountain of Youth Park St. Augustine Florida


Stock #: 11608
City: St. Augustine
State: Florida (FL)
County: St. Johns
Publisher: Florida Souvenir Co
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The Oldest City in the United States On April 13th, 1934 while preparing to set out full grown orange trees, workmen came in contact with human bones. The Smithsonian Institute at Washington was immediately notified. They sent Dr. M. W. Sterling, head of the Department of Ethnology, under whose supervision the excavations were made. In his report he states that in his opinion these skeletons were part of an ancient Burial Ground made during the early mission and military period of the Spanish regime, which dates after St. Augustine was established in 1565. There are over one hundred skeletons exposed in the exact positions as they were found, housed in an appropriate building of Indian Communal design. Archaeologists say that there are thousands of Indian Skeletons buried on this location