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Castillo de San Marcos  
   

Castillo de San Marcos

The lookout tower.
St. Augustine

November 18th 2006
One of our many stops on our trek south was St. Augustine, the oldest city in America. It was founded in 1513 by Juan Ponce de Leon, who believed he found the fountain of youth here. It was later colonized by the Spanish in 1565 and became a strategic sea and land base for the Spanish Empire, as it was located on the Gulf Stream straight from the Caribbean Islands to Europe. By controlling this ... read more
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American Flag Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
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