Sunshine State Marker St Augustine FL
The text on the marker reads as :
" Florida The Sunshine State
Colonized by Spaniards, 1559 * Site of first permanent settlement in U.S., 1565 * Acquired by U.S. from Spain, 1819 * Admitted as 27th state, 1845 * Now nation's fastest growing state * 1963 population 5,639,900 * State song - "Old Folks at Home" * State bird - Mockingbird * State tree - Sabal palm * One of the world's great resort areas * 30,000 named lakes * 600 varieties of fish * Over 1,000 miles of sandy beaches * Site of famed Cape Kennedy moonport * Boasts versatile and expanding economy based on its factories, forests, farms, and mines * Manufacturing employment has doubled in last 10 years."
Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Sunshine State Marker; Sunshine State - Florida; 27th State; Cape Kennedy; St Johns County (Fl.); Historical marker --- Florida --- St Augustine.