Ponce de Leon cross at the Fountain of Youth spring in St. Augustine.

Ponce de Leon cross at the Fountain of Youth spring in St. Augustine.


Image Number

  • PC12645

Year

  • 1909

Series Title

General Note

  • The spring is said to have been visited by Ponce de Leon and the cross inlaid in the ground consisting of 15 stones running east-west and 13 stones north-south commemorating the discovery year 1513. It is believed to have been enclosed in 1565 when the first permanent settlement in the United States was established at Saint Augustine, Florida. The property was purchased by Dr. Luella Day McConnell in 1901 who began to charge an admission price to drink from the waters of the free flowing spring found on the estate.

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Physical Description

  • 1 postcard - b&w - 9 x 14 cm.

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Ponce de Leon cross at the Fountain of Youth spring in St. Augustine.
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Chicago Manual of Style

Harris, W. J. Ponce de Leon cross at the Fountain of Youth spring in St. Augustine. 1909. Black & white postcard, 9 x 14 cm. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/318956>, accessed 17 January 2019.

MLA

Harris, W. J. Ponce de Leon cross at the Fountain of Youth spring in St. Augustine. 1909. Black & white postcard. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 17 Jan. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/318956>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Harris)