Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

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VG
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Linen
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3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Stock #:
18706

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The Oldest City in the United States. Spanish Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest complete masonry fortification remaining in continental U. S. Construction was started in 1672. Its 16-foot-thick walls are built of coquina, a natural shellrock quarried on nearby Anastasia island. The Castillo withstood major English attacks in 1702 and 1740, and in its later years as a prison held men famous in U. S. history.

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