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Founders Day Celebrate 450!

Founding of America’s First Catholic Parish St. Augustine proudly calls itself the first permanent European settlement and city in the continental United States. It was founded by for Spain 450 years ago, on Sept. 8, 1565. The Spaniards named their new home St. Augustine in honor of the saint on whose feast day (August 28) they sighted land. According to historian Michael Gannon, Ph.D., distinguished service professor emeritus of history at the University of Florida, Menendez’ expedition, “made a landing somewhere in the vicinity of the site where (Name of God) stands today. Accompanying him were 500 soldiers, 200 sailors, …

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St. Augustine Celebrates 450

When put his quill & ink to parchment some 450 years ago, chronicling the voyage to la Florida of one , he could have never imagined the thousands of people who will gather this Labor Day weekend in celebration. The has been years planning this anniversary celebration for its 450th anniversary on Sept. 8, 2015, and there have been other anniversary events to commemorate the multiple influences St. Augustine has had on the nation. These include the 200th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution in 2012, the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Florida by in 2013, and the 50th anniversary …

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october, 2021

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