Places to see in
St. Augustine Florida

The Cross at the Mission St Augustine Florida

On this site, September 8, 1565, Pedo Menendez d Avilies landed with a band of settlers to found St. Augustine, first permanent Christian settlement in the United States. Father Francisco Lopez de Mendoza Grajales, Spankish diocesan Priest, offered here the first Mass in the Nations's first parish. The Spanish pioneers named this landing site Nombre de Dios - Name of God - and founded here the first Mission in the United States.

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