The oldest wooden schoolhouse in America, circa
 1705.  Originally a homestead, built of red cedar
and cypress.  Everything was made by hand,

 including the nails and wooden pegs.  The giant
 anchor and chain that wrap the building are from
 1937, when a hurricane threatened.  So far, so good!  
The rules for teachers include this – “Any teacher
 who smokes, uses liquor in any form, frequents
 pool halls or gets shaved in a barber shop will
 give good reason to suspect his worth, intention,
 integrity and honesty.”
Old St Augustine is a lovely walk through
historic buildings, bursting with music from
 every other door.
The Colonial period, between 1500 – 1800
were years of almost constant warfare, as European
countries vied with each other to control the
economic wealth of the “New World”.
St Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied
European settled city in what is now the United States.   

Explored by both the French and Spanish, a
 Spanish admiral landed in 1565 on the Feast of
 St. Augustine, declaring the city name.
The location is strategic geographically, now
home to the Florida National Guard.
Historic hand painted tiles depict local Floridians
offering music and wine to a visiting dignitary
(in a turban?!) – note he is protecting himself
from burned skin in what is now known as
“The Sunshine State”.
Po-Boy is a traditional southern sandwich,
Po-Girls is just a good ol’ southern bathroom sign.


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