Wednesday, March 3, 2021

St. Augustine Alligator Farm & Zoological Park

999 Anastasia Blvd, St Augustine, FL 32080 904.824.3337 Hours: 9am-5pm | 7 Days a Week Open since 1893, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park is one of the oldest attractions in the area. See all...

Go Get Gone pays homage to 1950s rock ‘n’ roll music

By Kara Pound Correspondent Maybe you’ve seen them play at one of the various local venues they frequent. They’re hard to miss, after all. Go Get Gone, comprised of husband and wife duo, Mike Edginton (guitar/lead...

July 5, 1964 Truce marred

Racial truce marred by gang of young whites who attacked six Negroes peacefully fishing off a bridge. Police arrested 9 youths, charging them with assault and battery.

June 22, 1904: Bicycle wagon collision

A bicycle rider, riding at a swift pace, collided with a wagon at the crossing between the city gates and the fort. The rider was thrown to the ground and suffered a slight scalp...

June 6, 1586 Sails spotted

At about 2 p.m., lookouts at the Anastasia Island watchtower sighted the enemy sails of the fleet of Francis Drake.

June 3, 1889 St. Augustine City Council created

On June 3, 1889, Florida’s governor approved a new charter for the city and under its terms, a City Council was elected to replace the old Board of Aldermen.

March 29, 1895 Fire property loss

Sixty houses burned in the neighborhood of Cuna and Charlotte streets. The value of the property destroyed was $125,000, which is $3.2 million in today’s dollars. A number of businesses and private dwellings were...

Florida East Coast Hotels announced closing dates for 1909 winter season. Ponce de Leon,...

Florida East Coast Hotels announced closing dates for 1909 winter season. Ponce de Leon, April 5; Alcazar, April 17; Ormond on the Halifax, April 1. Source: St. Augustine Historical Society

March 13, 1950 Ripley’s Believe it or Not coming

St. Augustine Record announces that Ripley’s Believe or Not will locate in St. Augustine Beach. New building will be on A1A and the entrance will feature two 16-foot bronze statues that previously stood at...

Feb. 14, 1940: First porpoise born

A porpoise, in a tank in Marineland, gave birth for the first time in captivity. Hundreds of visitors and staff witnessed event. The baby porpoise lived only a few minutes and scientists are trying...

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