9780813060835-0813060834-Walking St. Augustine: An Illustrated Guide and Pocket History to America's Oldest City

Walking St. Augustine: An Illustrated Guide and Pocket History to America's Oldest City

ISBN-13: 9780813060835
ISBN-10: 0813060834
Author: Gordon, Elsbeth "Buff"
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Format: Paperback 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780813060835
ISBN-10: 0813060834
Author: Gordon, Elsbeth "Buff"
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Format: Paperback 240 pages

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Acknowledged authors Gordon, Elsbeth "Buff" wrote Walking St. Augustine: An Illustrated Guide and Pocket History to America's Oldest City comprising 240 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0813060834 and 9780813060835. Since then Walking St. Augustine: An Illustrated Guide and Pocket History to America's Oldest City textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.14 or rent at the marketplace.

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“Gaze at the buildings and read the accounts of the people who walked the same streets more than 450 years ago; you will be transformed into a time traveler.”—Thomas Graham, author of Mr. Flagler’s St. Augustine

“Grab this book—you will never find this information on a travel website.”—Kathleen Deagan, coauthor of Fort Mose: Colonial America's Black Fortress of Freedom

In 2013, National Geographic Traveler chose St. Augustine as one of “20 must-see places and best trips in the world.” But while tourists take in the fort and stroll the cobblestone streets, few visitors are aware of the remarkable history of this oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement in the continental United States.

Walking St. Augustine fuses illustrated history and intimate handbook. The author, Elsbeth “Buff” Gordon, one of the city’s most highly regarded historians, is also a resident and offers insider tips for exciting adventures.

Gordon divides the colonial village into sections, all easily walked in a single day. She guides visitors through Plaza de la Constitucion, the oldest public park in America, and down the same avenues walked by the first Spanish settlers. She vividly retells landmark events, highlights areas of architectural or historic interest, delves into the genealogy of the multicultural families that have made St. Augustine home, and offers human stories and heritage recipes passed down through the centuries.

With this vibrantly rendered, easy-to-use, and color-coded guide, visitors can walk the seldom-visited south end of the city, which includes the earliest residential area with streets dating back to 1572, and stop in at the Flagler College complex, its more recent history illuminated by its architectural perfection. Gordon suggests visiting the Colonial Quarter Living History Museum, and for those looking to venture beyond walking distance, the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, Anastasia Island, and Fort Mose, the nation’s first legally free black settlement.

Walking St. Augustine opens the doors to a spellbinding city, allowing visitors to discover five centuries of gripping history.

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