Castillo De San Marcos National Monument

Castillo De San Marcos National Monument St. Augustine Florida

Stock #: 32510
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: St. Augustine
State: Florida (FL)
County: St. Johns
Publisher: Curt Teich & Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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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 many men famous in U. S. history.
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