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Creation Date

6-2-2012

Building Name

Francis and Mary Usina Bridge

Description

The Francis and Mary Usina Bridge Marker, St Augustine, Fl.

This bridge was named in honor of civic leaders from St Augustine and North Beach, Francis E. and Mary Borum Usina.

The text on the marker reads as :

" Named in honor of the St. Augustine and North Beach civic leaders, Francis E. and Mary Borum Usina. Just as the bridge spans the North River to connect the St. Augustine mainland with Vilano and North Beach, so too the Usinas were strong links between the communities. For half a century Captain Usina skippered the sightseeing vessel, Victory II, on Matanzas Bay: with his wife Mary he pioneered in the development and improvement of North Beach as St. Augustine expanded to include that area."

Francis E. Usina - 1900-1973

Mary Borum Usina - 1909-1989

Sponsored or placed by: ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMISSION IN COOPERATION WITH THE ST. AUGUSTINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

Latitude, Longitude

29.91274167, -81.30996389

Keywords

Taylor; George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; The Francis and Mary Usina Bridge Marker; Mary Usina; Francis Usina; Vilano Beach; St Johns County (Fl.); St Augustine (Fl.); Historical marker --- Florida --- St Augustine.

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