Chronology And Coat Of Arms

Chronology And Coat Of Arms St. Augustine Florida

Stock #: 42286
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: St. Augustine
State: Florida (FL)
County: St. Johns
Publisher: Duval News Company
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Florida discovered by Ponce de Leon, 1503. St. Augustine founded in Menendez, 1565. Plundered and burned by Sir Francis Drake, 1586. Post Office, formerly Spanish Governor's Mansion. Built 1598. St. Augustine burned by John Davis, a pirate, 1665. Wooden part of town burned by Governor Moore of south Carolina, 1702. City Gates, built 1702-27. Besieged by Oglethorpe, Governor of Georgia. 1740. Castillo de San Marcos, begun 1586, completed 1756. Florida ceded to Great Britain in exchange for Cuba, 1763. Re-ceded to Spain in exchange for Bahama Islands, 1783. Old Cathedral built in 1793-97; partly rebuilt after fire in 1887. Spanish Monument in Plaza, erected in 1813. Florida ceded to U. S. for five million dollars, 1819-1821. Sea Wall, built 1835-42. Old Slave Market, first established 1598 - present structure dates from 1824.
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