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Why St. Augustine’s history is important to Jacksonville

Celebrate 450! by Taryn Rodriguez-Boette When Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sighted the coast of Florida on the 28th of August of 1565, the peninsula of Florida had been part of the Spanish Empire for 52 years. In 1513 Juan Ponce de León had claimed the land he called Florida for Spain. During that first voyage […]

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