Friday, December 28, 2012

Nombre de Dios mission

Saint Augustine is the site of the first Christian mission established in what is now the United States. The original landing site is beautiful and open to the public and there are archaeological findings of early churches and graves. As you approach town from the ICW or from the ocean, this giant cross is visible for miles. It was raised in 1965 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the original landing of Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles and his followers.

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