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Florida's St. Augustine Marks 450 Years

The Castillio de San Marcos fort was built over 450 years ago in St. Augustine, Florida. (John Raoux/AP)
The Castillio de San Marcos fort was built over 450 years ago in St. Augustine, Florida. (John Raoux/AP)

The King and Queen of Spain are on a tour of the United States and it includes a visit to St Augustine, Florida.

The city is marking its 450th anniversary and is the oldest permanent city in the U.S.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti spoke with Susan Parker, of the St. Augustine Historical Society, about the city’s early settlers from Europe and the role Spain played in the early history of the United States.

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