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Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine$
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Thomas Graham

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049373

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049373.001.0001

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Visions of the Ancient City, 1869–1880

Visions of the Ancient City, 1869–1880

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(p.10) 2 Visions of the Ancient City, 1869–1880
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Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine
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Thomas Graham

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049373.003.0002

During the 1870s, tourist guide books gave descriptions of St. Augustine for travellers. Constance Fenimore Woolson and Abbie Brooks painted verbal pictures of the “Ancient City” as the most unusual American town--more like old Spain than America. Its Minorcan population gave it an exotic tinge. John F. Whitney promoted St. Augustine as the land of Ponce de Leon. Winter visitors found ways to amuse themselves amid resort society. Local residents found ways to make money from the visitors. Some of the seasonal guests were quite wealthy: George Lorillard; architect James Renwick; William Aspinwall; and William Astor.

Keywords:   William Astor, Abbie Brooks, Ancient City, George Lorillard, Minorcan, resort, tourist, travel guide, John F. Whitney, Constance Fenimore Woolson

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