450 Facts: Arson? July 28, 1845



Counting down to the 450th anniversary of St. Augustine: July 28, 1845

City Council thanks citizens and U.S. Army troops who assisted in fighting the fire that broke out on July 23, and destroyed the buildings of Maj. Joseph Hernandez. Council feels that the fire is the act of some “evil disposed person” and offers a reward of $100 for a conviction.