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Creation Date

7-24-2010

Description

Mission of San Juan del Puerto Marker (Reverse), Fort George Island, FL.

Marker is in Fort George Island, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on Ft. George Road.

The marker reads as : (side 2)

" conflict between Florida's Spanish inhabitants and English and French invaders. In 1696, Jonathan Dickinson, a Philadelphia Quaker who had been shipwrecked off the coast of Florida, passed this way and recorded a visit to "the town of St. Wans, a large town and many people." In 1702, Governor James Moore of the British Colony of South Carolina attempted to take St. Augustine from the Spanish. His effort failed, but in the process of the raid into Spanish territory, Moore destroyed the Spanish missions from St. Augustine northward, including the Mission of San Juan del Puerto."

Erected 1973 by Jacksonville Historical Society in cooperation with Department of State .

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Latitude, Longitude

30.42658889, -81.42579722

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Mission of San Juan del Puerto Marker; Mission of San Juan del Puerto; San Juan del Puerto; Ft George Island; Duval County (Fl.); Historical marker --- Florida --- Ft George Island.

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