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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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Treasures from the Archives

October 2016 Early 20th century campaign method: Old fashioned letter writing! In many Christian traditions, November 1st is celebrated as All Saint’s Day. This is a day in which the living remember all those who have died. Probably the best known celebration of All Saint’s Day happens in Mexico, where the living take food and […]

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