This film begins with a brief bicentennial review of Pensacola's history. The film explains the 1698 founding of Pensacola by the Spanish and its transfer to the United States in 1821. Produced by the Florida Development Commission and the Florida Bicentennial Commission.
Actor Richard Boone is the host and narrator of this film, telling the story of St. Augustine. Actors in costume portray Spanish soldiers and settlers. National Geographic Society paintings are used as illustrations. The film provides a comprehensive history of the town. Produced by Eastman Kodak.
St. Augustine's Day of Spain Fiesta is highlighted in this film. The narrator traces the founding of St. Augustine, the establishment of Castillo de San Marcos and the construction of the city. Larry Moore of the St. Augustine Jaycees comments on the Fiesta. Mayor Fred Brancoff and St. Augustine's "...
Florida Memory is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.