St. Augustine encapsulates nearly 500 years of fascinating history. This historic town, established along Floridas northeast coast in 1565, is the oldest city in America. Its Old World atmosphere is present everywhere. Numerous narrow streets flanked by crumbling walls, gardens, coquina buildings, and over-hanging balconies provide the necessary ingredients for a bona fide old Spanish city. Over 300 vintage hand-tinted postcards from the 1900s through the 1950s take readers on a visual tour. Visit many early Spanish homes, stop at the magnificent Ponce de Leon Hotel, stroll picturesque and romantic streets, explore the oldest fort in America, and tour an Alligator Farm. Witness some of the events and places that have made St. Augustine one of the most interesting cities in America. Together, the words and images comprise a perfect historical keepsake of this memorable city.
Donald D. Spencer is an internationally known educator and writer of over 250 books. For the past several years, he has been writing history books about Floridas cities, rivers, attractions, beaches, animals, forts, and plantations. A number of these books display vintage postcards, which Spencer collected for thirty-five years.