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St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Builders were Human

 
 
The Builders were Human Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
1. The Builders were Human Marker
Inscription. In 1682, a new engineer found that this bastion had been built 3 feet too low! By 1686, such mistakes were corrected. Labor for the fort included 100 Indians and Spaniards, plus a few convicts and slaves. Indian laborers got 20 per day; masons, $2.40; master workmen, $4.00. Construction lasted from 1672 to 1696. The rooms were rebuilt in 1738-39 and 1752-56.
 
Location. 29° 53.89′ N, 81° 18.715′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker can be reached from South Castillo Drive (State Road A1A), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located at the parapet of Castillo de San Marcos. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Paul's Bastion (a few steps from this marker); Lines of Defense (within shouting distance of this marker); British Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Northern Defense Lines (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapel of St. Mark (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Prisoners (within shouting distance of
Marker in the St. Paul's Bastion image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
2. Marker in the St. Paul's Bastion
this marker); Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza-Courtyard (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Also see . . .  Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. NPS website. (Submitted on August 24, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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