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The spring and cross at the Fountain of Youth, St. Augustine, Florida, circa 1930-1945

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Alternate title:The Spring and Cross at the Fountain of Youth, St. Augustine, Florida
The Oldest City in the United States
Summary:A postcard depicting the spring and the cross at the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine, Florida, circa 1930-1945. The text on the back of the postcard states, "'The Fountain of Youth' at St. Augustine, Florida is the mecca of visitors from all parts of the world. According to tradition this bubbling fountain supposedly marks the exact spot where Ponce de Leon, the Spanish explorer, in search of this fabled "Fountain of Youth" first landed in the New World, April 2, 1513 and planted the cross (shown in the picture) taking possession in the name of Spain. This cross is inlaid on the ground consisting of 15 stones running east and west and 13 stones running north and south commemorating the Discovery Year 1513." Postcard numbers: 60867 and 2.
Provider:Tichnor Brothers, Inc.
Printing place:North America
United States of America
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Massachusetts
Place of origin – Settlement:Boston
Temporal subject: 1921-1930
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Florida
Geographical subject – Settlement:St. Augustine
Topical subjects:Historic sites
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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