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View showing tourists at the Fountain of Youth attraction in Saint Augustine, Florida.
Series/Collection number: S 1047, Publicity photographs, 1940-1996 ; Box 1, FF65
The spring is said to have been visited in 1513 by Ponce de Leon. It is believed to have been enclosed in 1565 when the first permanent settlement in the United States was established at Saint Augustine, Florida.
Property 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.
Note large clay jars in background. These jars, placed about the grounds of the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, are early Spanish water urns called "TINAJONES". They were placed under the eaves of houses to collect rainwater and were buried halfway underground to keep the water cool. They are made of fire baked clay, weigh 800 pounds and are over 300 years old.
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Chicago Manual of Style
Gaines, James L. View showing tourists at the Fountain of Youth attraction in Saint Augustine, Florida. 1974. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/92923>, accessed 17 August 2022.
Gaines, James L. View showing tourists at the Fountain of Youth attraction in Saint Augustine, Florida. 1974. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/92923>
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(State Archives of Florida/Gaines)