Safe Haven / Refugio seguro

Safe Haven / Refugio seguro (HM2CRJ)

Location: St. Augustine, FL 32084 St. Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 53.882', W 81° 18.823'

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Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

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Farmers bring crops and food from their fields surrounding the town. Open for trade during the day, but locked up at night, this city gate is the entrance to early 1800s civilization. Here in St. Augustine, Spaniards on the frontier feel safe.

The Spanish built this gate when they reconstructed the city's northern wall (the Cubo Line) in 1808, more than 100 years after the Castillo was completed. Having wrestled possession back from the British, the Spanish fortified the town to keep the Americans out. The gate was a critical part of improvements to the city's fortified defense. Look on both sides of the gate to see restored sections of the wall that once surrounded St. Augustine.

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Los agricultores traían cosechas de los campos alrededor de la ciudad. Abierta para el comercio durante el día, pero cerrada por la noche, esta puerta fue la entrada a la civilización de principios de 1800. Aquí en San Agustín los españoles de la frontera se sentían a salvo.

Los españoles construyeron esta "puerta de tierra" cuando reconstruyeron la muralla norteña de la ciudad (línea del Cubo) en 1808, más de 100 años después de haber terminado el castillo. Habiendo luchado para recuperarla de la posesión británica, los

españoles fortificaron la cuidad para defenderla de los americanos. La puerta fue parte fundamental de las mejoras que se hicieron a la defensa fortificada de la ciudad. Observe a ambos lados de la puerta para ver las secciones restauradas de la muralla que una vez rodeó a San Agustín.
Year Placed2018
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469711 N 3307528
Decimal Degrees29.89803333, -81.31371667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.882', W 81° 18.823'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 52.92" N, 81° 18' 49.38" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)904
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 St George St, St. Augustine FL 32084, US
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