Wednesday, March 20, 2013
St. Augustine on Both Sides of the Pond
Jackie's hometown of St. Augustine, Florida, was named for this abbey. Her ancestors have been in that town since the 1700s, having come via Menorca, Spain, as indentured servants. St Augustine, Florida, has its own ruin, Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. It is not quite the ruin that the original St Augustine is now, but it is still quite remarkable.