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America's First Frontier: St Augustine 1935
« on: June 04, 2015, 03:00:02 AM »
America's First Frontier: St Augustine 1935



A brief video tour of St Augustine, Florida in 1935. Do you recognize any buildings still standing?

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Re: America's First Frontier: St Augustine 1935
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2015, 08:05:11 AM »
What is the Post Office looks like todays Government House.

Seems like the Fountain of Youth paid for this movie. They got the most coverage.

Looks like the water level is the same on the sea wall as today. Guess that global warming didnt reach that far south.  ;)

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Re: America's First Frontier: St Augustine 1935
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2015, 08:50:35 AM »
Looks like the water level is the same on the sea wall as today. Guess that global warming didnt reach that far south.  ;)

If you say so.

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2015-05-11/story/st-augustines-flooding-problems-getting-worse

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Re: America's First Frontier: St Augustine 1935
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2015, 09:46:06 AM »
Thanks for posting that, very interesting!

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Re: America's First Frontier: St Augustine 1935
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2015, 07:28:13 PM »
Yes!   That was fantastic!!!

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Re: America's First Frontier: St Augustine 1935
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2015, 01:33:10 PM »
What is equally amazing about what remains unchanged in St. Augustine is how the city retains a keen eye on its history and its preservation amidst all the changes the city and region has gone through just these last two decades. On top of what else it has going for it (a very strong arts/theater scene, solid nightlife, literally a hundred food and dining options, excellent recreational activities, educational opportunities, strong non-tourist economy, a big-time concert destination, great regional public schools, interstate highway access, airport service, and record breaking tourist and visitor numbers) St. Augustine has hardly strayed from what it offers Florida historically and architecturally.

The only thing it's really missing is a good-sized deep-water port. With that, St. Augustine could have been one of the ultimate small-town cruise ship destinations in the country.

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Re: America's First Frontier: St Augustine 1935
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2015, 07:54:33 AM »
^^ I agree the ancient city deserves kudos as it has found its true calling as a living museum which provides equal parts entertainment and commerce - visitation is definitely up and options for learning and fun are plentiful.

Great video. Many of the old buildings and landmarks still stand, a lesson for all other cities that history sells.
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