Tuesday, September 26, 2017

St. Augustine Florida, The Nation’s Oldest City

The City of St. Augustine is the nation's oldest permanently occupied European settlement, having been founded by the Spanish in 1565. On Sept. 8. 1565, Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles came ashore and named a...

Henry Flagler’s Influence On St. Augustine

Visitors viewing St. Augustine for the first time are frequently astounded by the magnificent structures in the center of town. These former hotels now housing Flagler College, the City Hall complex and Lightner Museum...

Minorcans of St. Augustine

In 2000, the Minorcan Festa and Paseo St. Augustine, commemorating the arrival of the Minorcans in St. Augustine in late summer of 1777, was part of the city's 430th birthday celebration. Kicking off at...

Pedro Menendez

Pedro Menendez de Aviles y Alonso de la Campa has the recognition in St. Augustine of being this city's founder. The explorer, born in Aviles, Spain, in 1519, grew up in a foster home after...

Timeline: Highlights of the 132-year history of Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

1882: Thomas Hines Coleman graduates as a deaf student from Gallaudet University and urges Florida Governor W.D. Bloxham to help establish a deaf and blind school in Florida. 1883: Governor Bloxham convinces the 1883 legislature...

Ralph Waldo Emerson came to St. Augustine for treatment

Writer came to St. Augustine in the 1820s for treatment of tuberculosis The promise of a mild climate and sea airs brought Ralph Waldo Emerson to St. Augustine in the winter of 1827. However, in those...

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