Lookin’ 500 year’s young

St. Augustine, at a site discovered by Ponce de Leon, leads Florida’s celebration

Posted: August 25, 2013 at 3:39 a.m.

The Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States, was built by the Spanish beginning in 1672 to protect against repeated pirate attacks.

History may not be the first thing that comes to mind while basking on a Florida beach, but a 500th birthday is good reason to sit up and take notice.

St. Augustine’s Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse is more than 200 years old.

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Travel, Pages 70 on 08/25/2013