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This is a reconstruction of the old city wall that surrounded the city of St. Augustine. It provided a defensive line inside of which the city could live safely. Outside was a primitive wilderness that the Europeans had only just begun to explore. Only by special permission could the citizens move outside of the wall and were restricted to a small grass hut and to growing only low profile crops that wouldn稚 provide cover to attackers.

In the background can be seen the Castillo de San Marcos, built 1672-1695 to provide a cornerstone for defense of the city in the Spanish era and served for 200 years as military fortification under the British and Americans. The Castillo was made a National Monument in 1924 and became part of the National Park system in 1933.

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Additional Photos by Ned Messerschmidt (nmess) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 78 N: 414] (2301)
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