Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Historical Tidbits from St. Augustine, FL

Today is the release of WINNING THE CAPTAIN'S HEART, the first in a three book series set in 1871 St. Augustine, FL. I love this old city. In fact, it is one of the oldest cities in the United States. There are spots in St. Augustine that still maintain their historical charm and it is well worth a visit if you're ever in the area.

Below I'm going to share with you some pictures I found from St. Augustine while researching the book:

1875 Fort Marion now known as Castillo de San Marcos but when my story is set it was called Fort Marion.

Here's a picture of the harbor in 1878

An old picture of the City Gates, note that they haven't repaired them at the time this picture was taken.

This is the historic district of St. Augustine that still looks pretty much the same, except that the street is no longer dirt. But the streets are still narrow like you see in this picture.

This series of photos all come from 1885, later than when my story is set but still a good example of the architecture.

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